Sinner prayer Part One

There many types of conversion such as some dramatic where you would remember great detail how life was transformed For example where Saul of Tarcus encounter Jesus on Damascus roa d. Where some was gradual where they can not pin a down period when they accepted Jesus as Lord and Savour. While others were taught by their parents that Jesus crucified on the cross and atoned humanity for their sins they away believe it. While others were given a Bible and discovered Jesus in the Bible for example Professor Rosaria Butterfield, and Ravi Zacharia. While others accepted Christ at Billy crusades. While other accepted Christ through friendship evangelism. While other where weir for instance the late Dr. RC Sproul in Ecclesiastes 11:3, if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. While had vision of Jesus. They all came to the same conclusion that they are sinner and they needed a Saviour Jesus Christ

The Westminister Confession ask serous of questions ? Q. 24. What is sin?

A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, any law of God, given as a rule to the reasonable creature.

1 John 3:4; Gal. 3:10, 12.

Q. 25. Wherein consisteth the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?

A. The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consisteth in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of that righteousness wherein he was created, and the corruption of his nature, whereby he is utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite unto all that is spiritually good, and wholly inclined to all evil, and that continually; which is commonly called Original Sin, and from which do proceed all actual transgressions.

Rom. 5:12, 19; Rom. 3:10-19; Eph. 2:1-3; Rom. 5:6; Rom. 8:7-8; Gen. 6:5; Jas. 1:14-15; Matt. 15:19.

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Q. 26. How is original sin conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity?

A. Original sin is conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity by natural generation, so as all that proceed from them in that way are conceived and born in sin.

Ps. 51:5; Job 14:4; Job 15:14; John 3:6.

Q. 27. What misery did the fall bring upon mankind?

A. The fall brought upon mankind the loss of communion with God, his displeasure and curse; so as we are by nature children of wrath, bond slaves to Satan, and justly liable to all punishments in this world and that which is to come.

Gen. 3:8, 10, 24; Eph. 2:2-3; 2 Tim. 2:26; Gen. 2:17; Lam. 3:39; Rom. 6:23; Matt. 25:41, 46; Jude 1:7.

Q. 28. What are the punishments of sin in this world?

A. The punishments of sin in this world, are either inward, as blindness of mind, a reprobate sense, strong delusions, hardness of heart, horror of conscience, and vile affections: or outward, as the curse of God upon the creatures for our sake; and all other evils that befall us in our bodies, names, estates, relations, and employments; together with death itself.

Eph. 4:18; Rom. 1:28; 2 Thess. 2:11; Rom. 2:5; Isa. 33:14; Gen. 4:13; Matt. 27: 4; Rom. 1:26; Gen. 3:17; Deut. 28:15-68; Rom. 6:21, 23.

The Greek word for sin is hamartia meaning failure or missing the mark for example in

When Adam transgressed in the garden, he sold humanity into slavery lock, stock and barrel. Since that time, humanity was held hostage by the kingdom of darkness. It was a hopeless situation because the only way to undo what had been done was for mankind to redeem or ransom what was lost

Give them them rest or peace until rest in Christ Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. St Augustine, When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer’s heat. Psalm 32:3-4. Calvin wrote, How much soever believers may feel that they are oppressed by a heavy load of iniquity, and are not only devoid of every thing which can procure the favour of God for them, but justly burdened with many sins which make him an object of dread, yet they cease not to present themselves, this feeling not deterring them from appearing in his presence, because there is no other access to him

O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name., Daniel distinctly declares that he was confessing his own sin, and the sin of his people Israel.

David also sets us an example of this humility: “Enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified,” (Psalm 143:2)

In like manner, Isaiah prays, “Behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: Behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.” (Isa. 64:5–9)

Jeremiah says, “O Lord, though our iniquities testify against usdo thou it for thy name’s sake,” (Jer. 14:7).

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to thy mercy remember me, for thy goodness sake, O Lord,” (Psalm 25:7). Again, “Look upon my affliction and my pain, and forgive my sins,”

I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me,” (Psalm 51:5). Indeed, I was guilty when I was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me. The Voice,For I was guilty from the day I was born, a sinner from the time my mother became pregnant with me.

Calvin wrote,When believers long for deliverance from punishment, they at the same time pray that their sins may be pardoned by God . Furthermore he Of this we are even reminded by our Savior’s reply. Having determined to cure the paralytic, he says, “Thy sins are forgiven. Mark 2;5

To this we may refer the words of John, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness,” (1 John 1:9) source of healing (James 5:16).

Those who confess sins are reassured that God will forgive, and remove that sin’s impact on fellowship. Note that even though this passage is written to believers, John states that those who confess sins are both forgiven and cleansed. Though believers are forgiven at the point of salvation, there is also an ongoing sense in which believers need to confess sin and experience forgiveness and cleansing. Cleansing was an important part of the Mosaic Law, mentioned some 14 times in the book of Leviticus alone. It was the goal of those who brought a sacrifice to the Lord in the tabernacle and temple.

The psalms celebrate God’s forgiveness that comes through confession and repentance. Some interpreters link this psalm to David’s sin with Bathsheba after Nathan had exposed his transgression, but the king certainly had other failings. Even if we do not associate this psalm with any personal transgression by David, it serves well as a model confession for those who are painfully aware of their sin. How happy is the one whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sin is hidden from sight. How happy is the person whose sin the Eternal will not take into account. How happy are those who no longer lie, to themselves or others. When The Voice I finally saw my own lies, I owned up to my sins before You, and I did not try to hide my evil deeds from You. I said to myself, “I’ll admit all my sins to the Eternal,” and You lifted and carried away the guilt of my sin. Psalm 32:1-2,5 ;

it serves well as a model confession for those who are painfully aware of their sin. How happy is the one whose wrongs are forgiven, whose sin is hidden from sight.

If we confess our sins – If, from a deep sense of our guilt, impurity, and helplessness, we humble ourselves before God, acknowledging our iniquity, his holiness, and our own utter helplessness, and implore mercy for his sake who has died for us; he is faithful, because to such he has promised mercy, Psalms 32:5; Proverbs 28:13; and just, for Christ has died for us, and thus made an atonement to the Divine justice; so that God can now be just, and yet the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus.

And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness – Not only to forgive the sin, but to purify the heart.

As scripture declares, But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.1 John 1:7, Also Romans 6:18 and having been liberated from sin, you became enslaved to righteousness. The Voice The beauty of your new situation is this: now that you are free from sin, you are free to serve a different master, God’s redeeming justice.

“By the giving up of His sinless life sacrificially, Christ annuls the power of sin to separate between God and the believer” (Vines Dictionary of New Testament Words).

The Apostle Paul writes,But the righteousness that comes from faith speaks like this: Do not say in your heart, “Who will go up to heaven?” that is, to bring Christ down or, “Who will go down into the abyss?” that is, to bring Christ up from the dead. On the contrary, what does it say? The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the message of faith that we proclaim: If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:6-10

John Calvin wrote But since no man is worthy to come forward in his name,and appear in the presence of God, our heavenly Father, to relieve us at once from fear and shame, with which all must feel oppressed, has given us his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, to be our Advocate and Mediator, that under his guidance we may approach securely, confiding that with him for our Intercessor nothing which we ask in his name will be denied to us, as there is nothing which the Father can deny to him (1 But since no man is worthy to come forward in his name, and appear in the presence of God, our heavenly Father, to relieve us at once from fear and shame, with which all must feel oppressed, has given us his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, to be our Advocate and Mediator, that under his guidance we may approach securely, confiding that with him for our Intercessor nothing which we ask in his name will be denied to us, as there is nothing which the Father can deny to him (1 Tim. 2:5

Redeemed, restored, forgiven Through Jesus’ precious blood,John Calvin, that repentance and faith go hand in hand, being united by an indissoluble tie, the one causing terror, the other joy, Scripture also declares there is no distinction

In Romans 10:11-13 Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. In Romans 3:22 God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction.

Finally in Galatians 3:28-29 There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise. As Scriptures declares, Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.

Tex Watson testimony When he went back to his cell , he looked into the mirror, and he saw a smile on his face that brightened up his cell. According to Tex, he never experience this while on drugs or alcohol. The only experience he felt was unending sadness, no rest, and no pleasure in his life only misery. Although it costs him arm and leg, When committed the seven murders he was high on hallucinogenic drug known as belladonna a powerful drug? That cause you wholly lose touch with reality. He lost his know-how to chose between right and wrong, Yet in his own words he was ultimately responsible for taking the drugs and committing the horrifying murders. When he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into life. the heaviness he felt was gone, and a smile was on his face. The sorrow and restlessness were gone, and it was replaced with endless happiness and it was all for free. He spent all kinds of money on drugs and alcohol and in which brought him no joy. Yet, the free gift from God Jesus brought him endless delight. Remember, he admitted and took responsibility for murdering seven people. Below is his quote

“In the world when something is broken, it is set aside. But in the Kingdom of God, He sets aside the unbroken thing. It is the precious, broken thing that He uses to confound the wise and show the world His glory through vessels of clay. Who was worst king in Judea, Manasseh was 12 years old when he became king and reigned 55 years in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, imitating the detestable practices of the nations that the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites. He built altars in the Lord’s temple, where Yahweh had said, “Jerusalem is where My name will remain forever.”2 Chronicles 33:1-2,4 So He brought against them the military commanders of the king of Assyria. They captured Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze shackles, and took him to Babylon. When he was in distress, he sought the favor of Yahweh his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors. He prayed to Him, so He heard his petition and granted his request, and brought him back to Jerusalem, to his kingdom. So Manasseh came to know that Yahweh is God. He removed the foreign gods and the idol from the Lord’s temple, along with all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the Lord ’s temple and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city. He built the altar of the Lord and offered fellowship and thank offerings on it. Then he told Judah to serve Yahweh, the God of Israel.2 Chronicles 33:11-13,15-16

John Calvin wrote Moreover since he himself is the only way and the only access by which we can draw near to God, those who deviate from this way, and decline this access.

Scripture declares that we have “boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us” (Heb. 10:19,

Furthermore in part of scripture states, In Him we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.Ephesians 3:12 Yet another states,I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and put me in a spacious place. The LORD is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? – Psalm 118:5-6

John Calvin wrote Nay, we must be specially careful to show our gratitude on this very account, that God pardoning our unworthiness, not only allows each individual to pray for himself, but allows all to intercede mutually for each other.In I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel. Psalm 32:8 As The Voice started,I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there; I will give you good counsel, and I will watch over you. Yet another states,If You do, I promise to teach rebels Your ways and help sinners find their way back to You.Psalm 51:13 or Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. The Apostle Paul wrote,

The Voice wrote,Christianity is not merely a set of ideas and propositions. One can agree with all the truths in the Bible and still miss the power of God. Paul knows the brothers and sisters in Corinth might attempt to reduce Christianity to a new philosophy based on human understanding, but the power of God cannot be fully grasped by our eight-pound brains. We must approach God humbly as creations, not as those aspiring to fully explain the Creator of the universe. However, in the presence of mature believers, we do impart true wisdom—not the phony wisdom typical of this rebellious age or of the hostile powers who rule this age. Despite what you may think, these ruling spirits are losing their grip on this world. but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.1 Corinthians 1:23,2:2 or the voice states, But we tell a different story. We proclaim a crucified Jesus, God’s Anointed. For Jews this is scandalous, for outsiders[a] this is moronic, I claimed to know nothing with certainty other than the reality that Jesus is the Anointed One, the Liberating King, who was crucified on our behalf.

John Calvin wrote, Now, indeed, when we have the Lord Jesus, in whose hand the eternal covenant of mercy was not only made but confirmed, what better name can we bear before us in our prayers?

In short seeking forgiveness and confessing your sins to Jesus simply works, if nothing occur why bring your petition before him again. It like going to a medical doctor with a bad cold. They prescribe a medication and does not work, and call them up, and tell you to continue medication.Would you follow their advice. As scriptures declares, Free me from prison so that I can praise Your name. The righteous will gather around me because You deal generously with me. Or This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him from all his troubles.

Martin Luther once penned the quote above, “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” And change the world Martin did. But how? By first picking up a pen and writing …

We left Martin with a decision, a decision to remain quiet or to speak out. What do you think he did? In the words of Martin himself: “If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.” And that’s exactly what Martin did.

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The First Two Prophesies At Jesus Birth

The Old Testament prophets foretold a future Messiah. In gospel the Matthew in the first 4 chapters, he uses five old testament prophesies concerning about the messiah. Zechariah prophesied that Messiah has already arrived. In Luke 1:67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied and the prophesies centre around one person Jesus.

According to Grand Jeffrey in the book called 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 the Atlantic Ocean and casting fishing line in the ocean and retrieving the diamond back. The prohiesies center around His death on the cross, and why He perished. For example Simeon uttered these words, For my eyes have seen Your salvation. You have prepared it in the presence of all peoples— a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory to Your people Israel. and a sword will pierce your own soul—that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Anna uttered these words, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord’s Messiah. Luke 2:25-26

Note;For my eyes have seen Your salvation. You have prepared it in the presence of all peoples— a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory to Your people Israel.”

Luke 2:34 (ENTVIIII): Simeon blessed them both; though this blessing of his may take in also the young child Jesus; whom he might pronounce blessed, as Elizabeth before had done, ch. 1:42 since he was the promised seed, in whom all nations of the earth should be blessed; and to whom, and to whose undertakings, interest, and kingdom, he might wish all prosperous success.

Thepersons raised to have been in a low estate, as all God’s elect by nature are: they are in a hopeless and helpless condition in themselves: they are in a state of thraldom and bondage, to sin, Satan, and the law; they are filled with diseases, nauseous, mortal, and incurable; they are clothed in rags, and are beggars on the dunghill; they are deep in debt, and have nothing to pay; and are dead in trespasses and sins. Christ is now provided and appointed, for the raising them up out of their low estate, and he does do it; he is the resurrection and the life unto them. He is the resurrection and the life unto them; he raises from the death of sin, to a life of grace and holiness from him, to a life of faith on him, and communion with him here, and to eternal life. He pays all their debts, clothes them with his righteousness, heals all their diseases, redeems them from the slavery of sin the captivity of Satan, and the bondage and curse of the law.

There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and was a widow for 84 years. She did not leave the temple complex, serving God night and day with fasting and prayers. At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.Luke 2:35-38,40.

Note, At that very moment, she came up and began to thank God and to speak about Him to all who were note looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

Luke 2:38 (ENTVIIII): just as Simeon was embracing him in his arms, and blessing God for him, and saying the things concerning him he had done; and who also came at that juncture, as he did, under the impulse, and by the direction of the spirit of God; gave thanks likewise unto the Lord: praised him, as he had done, that he had sent the promised, and long-looked-for Messiah and Saviour; and that she had lived to see his blessed face, and this happy day; and that she should be directed to come in at this instant, and be favoured with this singular mercy of seeing the new-born Saviour

Luke 2:38 (ENTVIIII): Some versions, as the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic read, the redemption of Jerusalem; not literally, but spiritually understood, even the redemption of the church of Christ, which is often so called: and others, as the Persic version, the redemption of Israel; that is, of spiritual Israel:

Note The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.

Note God’s grace was on Him. Dr. John Gils And the child grew, &c.] In body, in strength, and in stature; which shews that it was a true body Christ assumed, and like ours, which did not come to its maturity at once, but by degrees.The Persic and Ethiopic versions read, was strengthened in, or by the Holy Spirit; with the grace and gifts of it; but the former sense is best.

Concerning Simeon, Anna, and Zechariah and wife Elezabeth uttered these words, mother of my Lord should come to me,You are the most blessed, and her husband uttered these words, He has provided redemption for His people, and His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins. Simeon and Anna uttered these words, looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem and For my eyes have seen Your salvation.

Since Simeon, Anna Zechariah, Elizabeth well along in year’s they however, they witness the birth of Christ nevertheless, they were not around when Jesus started His ministry or His death on the cross They predicted that Jesus would be the Savior of the world. For example, Simeon uttered these words, and a sword will pierce your own soul. Zechariah, was high priest, understood the sin offerings since administer Sacraments he uttered, He has raised up a horn of salvation. to give His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.

Mary uttered these words, my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. Joseph Mary’s wife where angel reveals to him, She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus because He will save His people from their sins.” Or angel appeared before shepherd in fields, Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

Jesus predicted his death and resurrection found in, Mark 8:31, Mark 9:30-32, and, Mark 10:32- 34. Jesus also stated, “Destroy this sanctuary, and I will raise it up in three days.”

But He was speaking about the sanctuary of His body. So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. And they believed the Scripture and the statement Jesus had made.

John 2:19,21-22

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28

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Does God Operate Through Dream And Visions

Does God Operate Through Dream And Visions

Wikipedia defines a dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily mind during certain stages of sleep

The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology. Dreams mainly occur in the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep—when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. Continuous movements of the eyes reveal REM sleep during sleep. At times, dreams may occur during other stages of sleep.

Visions are known to emerge from spiritual traditions and could provide a lens into human nature and reality.[2] Prophecy is often associated with visions. For example, St Paul‘s vision of Jesus on the road to Damascus or St Peter seeing unclean beasts

Visions occur frequently in the Bible as instruments of supernatural revelation. They are audiovisual means of communication between a heavenly being and an earthly recipient.

The terms used to designate visions in both Testaments have to do with seeing or perceiving. The Old Testament terms for vision (the Hebrew verbs raa and haza and their several noun derivatives) mean simply to look at or to see. In the New Testament, horao [oJravw] is one of the Greek verbs for see, observe, or perceive, but its related noun (horama [o&rama]) is the common term for “vision.”

And it will be in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity; then your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dreamter dreams.Acts 2:17.

For God speaks time and again, but a person may not notice it. In a dream, a vision in the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber on their beds, He uncovers their ears at that time and terrifies them with warnings,Job 33:14-16

Hebrews 1:1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,

But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.”Matthew 1:20-21.

Matthew 1:19 (BBC): He might have been indignant at his fiancée on two counts: First, her apparent unfaithfulness to him; and second, though innocent, he would almost inevitably be accused of complicity.

Matthew 1:20 (ENTVIIII): If we believe the Jews, this Angel must be Gabriel, since he is the Angel who is appointed over dreams; for he appeared to Joseph in a dream, which is one of the ways and methods in which the Lord, or an Angel of his, has occurred to the Saint s formerly, and has answered them, see Gen. 31:11; 1 Kings 3:5; 1 Sam. 28:6, 15 and is reckoned by the Jews one of the degrees or kinds of prophecy: and so the Angel here not only encourages Joseph to take to him his wife.

Matthew 1:20 (ENTVIIII): she has not been guilty of any criminal conversation with men; this conception of her’s is of the Holy Ghost, and entirely owing to his coming upon her, and overshadowing her in a wonderful and miraculous manner. I say, the Angel not only encourages Joseph after this manner, but delivers something to him by way of prophecy.

in Matthew 1:21,25 In She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” but did not know her intimately until she gave birth to a son. And he named Him Jesus.

And being warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route. After they were gone, an angel of 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.” Matthew 2:12-13

Note being warned in a dream not to go back to Herod and, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream.

Matthew 2:13 (ENTVIIII): The child is also mentioned before the mother, not only because of his divine nature and office, in respect to which he was her God and Saviour; but because it was the preservation of the child that was chiefly regarded, and for which the providence of God was particularly concerned.

Matthew 2:14 (BBC): From infancy the threat of death hung over our Lord. It is apparent that He was born to die, but only at the appointed time. Anyone, who walks in God’s will is immortal until his work is done. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.

There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment. About three in the afternoon he distinctly saw in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him, “Cornelius!” Looking intently at him, he became afraid and said, “What is it, lord?” The angel told him, “Your prayers and your acts of charity have come up as a memorial offering before God.Acts 10:1,3-4.

Acts 10:3 (ENTVIIII): He saw in a vision evidently, &c.] He was not in a dream, or in a trance, but he was thoroughly awake, and his eyes open, and was himself; it was not in the night, but in clear day: about the ninth hour of the day; or three o’clock in the afternoon, which was the hour of prayer.

Acts 10:3–8 (BBC): Being a Gentile, he was not as aware of the ministry of angels as a Jew would be, and so he was afraid and mistook the angel for the Lord. The angel spoke reassuringly of God’s appreciation of his prayers and alms.

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 Samaria, and to the ends of the earth

Note to the ends of the earth, Cornelius was a Gentle and Godly man who prayed faithfully. In Acts 10; 44-47 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speaking in other languages and declaring the greatness of God. Then Peter responded, “Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”

The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop about noon. Then he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing something, he went into a visionary state. He saw heaven opened and an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the earth. In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky. Then a voice said to him, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat. Acts 10:9-13

Acts 10:10 (ENTVIIII): Peter fell into a trance; or an ecstacy, or an ecstacy fell upon him; it was what was supernatural, and came from above, and did not arise from any natural cause in him; he was as it were out of the body, and entirely in the spirit; all the bodily organs and senses were shut up, but in a visionary way, and which was an emblem of the opening and revealing the mystery of the calling of the Gentiles. In Acts 1:8, Jesus foretold 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 Samaria, and to the ends of the earth, the ends of the earth was about ready to unravel, and Gentiles, would be filled with Holy Spirit

: Though the blood and righteousness of Christ, and the grace of his spirit, and with respect to its discipline and conversation; and so to a great one for its largeness; for though the number of its members, when compared with the world, are few, yet in themselves are a number which no man can number; and though it was but small at first, yet the Gospel being carried among the Gentiles it increased, and in the last times will be large: knit at the four corners of the world.

In Acts 10;28 Peter said to them, “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.

However Moses declared these words.You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 22 You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.You shall not oppress a stranger; you know the heart of a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Furthermore he started And when a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, partake in the Passover.but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him.

Peter declared the gospel to Cornelius, and his household saying We ourselves are witnesses of everything He did in both the Judean country and in Jerusalem, yet they killed Him by hanging Him on a tree. not by all the people, but by us, witnesses appointed beforehand by God, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to solemnly testify that He is the One appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about Him that through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins.”The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speaking in other languages and declaring the greatness of God. Then Peter responded, “Can anyone withhold water and prevent these people from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days. Acts 10:45-48

During the night a vision appeared to Paul: A Macedonian man was standing and pleading with him, “Cross over to Macedonia and help us! ”Acts 16:9

Acts 1:8 to the ends of the earth now the doors of Europe were opened. Acts 16:9 (BBC): Whether consciously or not, Macedonia (and all Europe!) needed the gospel of redeeming grace. The Lord had been closing doors in Asia so His servants would carry the good news to Europe. Stalker paints the picture:[The man of Macedonia] represented Europe, and his cry for help Europe’s need of Christ. Paul recognized in the vision a divine summons; and the very next sunset which bathed the Hellespont in its gold light shone upon his figure seated on the deck of a ship, the prow of which was moving toward the shore of Macedonia.

Then the Lord said to Paul in a night vision, “Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you because I have many people in this city.

Acts 18:9-10

Acts 18:9 (ENTVIIII): the Gentiles were exasperated against the apostle; and his life might seem to be in danger, and he might be thinking of removing from hence for his preservation and safety; and might be advised to it by his friends, or at least that he should be incognito, and not be seen publicly: wherefore the Lord appears to him, and bids him not indulge any fears, or conceal himself and be silent, but speak, and hold not thy peace; preach freely and boldly the Gospel without fear of men; the fear of men should not stop the mouths of Christ’s ministers.As scriptures declares,

Now I urge you to take courage, because there will be no loss of any of your lives, but only of the ship. For this night an angel of the God I belong to and serve stood by me, and said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. And, look! God has graciously given you all those who are sailing with you.’

As scriptures declares, Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Acts 27:22-24 22 But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.

23 Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me 24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’

“You men should have followed my advice not to sail from Crete and sustain this damage and loss. .Do not be afraid You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.

Acts 27:24 (ENTVIIII): For though the apostle knew and believed he should go to Rome, and appear before Cæsar, to whom he had appealed, and where he should bear a testimony for Christ; and though he had previous notice of this storm, and of the loss and damage which should he sustained, and which he expected; yet the flesh was weak, and he might be under some fears and misgivings of heart, for these sometimes attend the best of men. Thou must be brought before Cæsar; as has been declared, and therefore can’t be lost in this storm; it is the will and decree of God, which can’t be frustrated.

Paul, that he might summon him to Jerusalem. They were preparing an ambush along the road to kill him.

Acts 25:3

I appeal to Caesar!” I answered them that it’s not the Romans’ custom to give any man up before the accused confronts the accusers face to face and has an opportunity to give a defense concerning the charges.Acts 25:4,10-11,16 After Festus conferred with his council, he replied, “You have appealed to Caesar; to Caesar you will go!”Acts 25:12. The following night, the Lord stood by him and said,

In Acts 23:11 The following night, the Lord stood by him and said, “Have courage! For as you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”

There we found believers and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome. Now the believers from there had heard the news about us and had come to meet us as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage. When we entered Rome, Paul was permitted to stay by himself with the soldier who guarded

him .Acts 28:14-16

2 Corinthians 12:1-4 Boasting is necessary. It is not profitable, but I will move on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who was caught up into the third heaven 14 years ago. Whether he was in the body or out of the body, I don’t know, God knows. I know that this man—whether in the body or out of the body I don’t know, God knows— was caught up into paradise. He heard inexpressible words, which h a man is not allowed to speak.

2 Corinthians 12:1 (ENTVIIII):The date of fourteen years ago, may refer either to the time when the apostle first had the knowledge of his being in Christ, which was at his conversion;this date may refer to the time of his rapture, which some have thought was some time within the three days after his conversion, when he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

The apostle might very well speak of visions, or heavenly appearances, since he was favoured with many; his conversion was owing to a vision or appearance of Christ to him, whom he saw with his bodily eyes, and heard him speaking to him, and which he calls the heavenly vision: at another time when at Troas, a vision appeared to him in the night, and a man of Macedonia stood and prayed him to come over and help them; and when at Corinth the Lord spoke to him by a vision, and bid him not be afraid, but go on preaching the Gospel, and these visions and revelations were for his instruction, direction, and encouragement in the ministration of the Gospel.

I know a man in Christ who was caught up into the third heaven, God knows—I was caught up into paradise.

2 Corinthians 12:4 (ENTVIIII): Not the earthly paradise in which our first parents were; this was destroyed by the flood, and the place where it was not now to be known

he was caught up into paradise, he heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter; to instance in particular things, which he then either saw or heard, as some have done, is bold and daring; as that he saw the divine Being with the eyes of his understanding, the several angelic forms, thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers, and the glory and beauty of the souls of departed saints; and heard the harmonious music of each of these happy creatures; had a view of the book of life, and was shewn the order and method of divine predestination; was let into the mystery of the calling of the Gentiles, and the change that will be on living saints, and heard the whole account of the dispensation of things, in the church of Christ to the end of the world: the things were unspeakable. He was not able to put into proper words and language to be understood by others; and which as he heard them not from a mere man, but from the Lord,

God relating to man’s salvation, the whole of which he faithfully declares; and yet were necessary to be heard by him, in order to establish his faith in the Gospel, to animate him in his ministry, and fortify his mind against all the afflictions, reproaches, and persecutions, he was to meet with for the sake of Christ.

the present state of things, being no part of the counsel of God relating to man’s salvation, the whole of which he faithfully declares; and yet were necessary to be heard by him, in order to establish his faith in the Gospel, to animate him in his ministry, and fortify his mind against all the afflictions, reproaches, and persecutions. Seeing paradise in vision gave Paul the courage to preach the gospel to Gentiles and hope even difficult circumstances

Personal observation

I knew a women who had eleven children the oldest was a nurse, the next a pastor the other ran a photography business , a sister and her husband operates a farm,yet another was buyer at Sears, a sister teaches violin to under privilege children in her neighbour while other operate interior horticulture, while the was a nurse who work addicts on streets

While expecting their third-youngest and twin brother, she caught pneumonia and put on antibiotics in 1950 they were unaware of side effect for example birth defect. While two children were been delivery one was stillborn the other had speech impediments. When the child handed her he was mess, and she cried however, the Lord reveal her this child play a unique role in her life. Little did she know that he would rebel against her Christian belief. He eventually he became a follower of Christ, accepted he was sinner in need of a Savour.

When husband pass away this child with her until she pass away. Much the theological he come to love and cherish came from her teaching. and being around her shapes his theology.

My point is that visions and dreams from God do not occur every day.

1. For example the Apostle Paul there five visions;

2. a vision appeared to him in the night, and a man of Macedonia stood and prayed him to come over and help them; and when at Corinth

3. the Lord spoke to him by a vision, and bid him not be afraid, but go on preaching the Gospel, and these visions and revelations were for his instruction, direction, and encouragement in the ministration of the Gospel.

4. In Acts 23:11 The following night, the Lord stood by him and said, “Have courage! For as you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome..

5. I know a man in Christ who was caught up into the third heaven 14 years ago. Whether he was in the body or out of the body, I don’t know, God knows. I know that this man—whether in the body or out of the body I don’t know, God knows— was caught up into paradise.

6. When he met Jesus on the Damascus Road.

The Apostle Peter one vision

The Apostle Peter had one vision, coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the earth. In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky. Then a voice said to him, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.

Jesus appear to the Apostle John The revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave Him to show His slaves what must quickly take place. He sent it and signified it through His angel to His slave John, who testified to God’s word and to the testimony about Jesus Christ, in all he saw.Revelation 1:1-2

And I saw lamp stands was One like the Son of Man, dressed in a long robe and with a gold sash wrapped around His chest. When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last, 18 and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades. Revelation 1:13,17-18. 19 Therefore write what you have seen, what is, and what will take place after this Revelation 1:19. Later on John saw After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindreds and people and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes and with palms in their hands.

Dreams and Visions from God are meant to inspire and give us the courage to preached the gospel even during difficult times.

Gotta question, With the completion of the Bible, God does not have to use dreams and visions as much as He did before. That is not to say that He cannot or does not; God can communicate with us however He chooses. But when we have a decision to make, our first stop should always be the Bible, not a dream.

And we heard this voice when it came from heaven while we were with Him on the holy mountain. So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. First of all, you should know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:18-21

(BBC): Speaking of James, John, and himself, Peter emphasizes that they distinctly heard the voice of God when they were with the Lord on the holy mountain. Here is the testimony of three witnesses, which according to Matthew 18:16 is authoritative and competent.

2 Peter 1:18 (BBC): We do not know the mountain on which the Transfiguration took place. If it were identifiable, it would probably be littered with shrines by now. It is called the holy mountain not because it was intrinsically sacred but because it was set apart as the site for a sacred event.

2 Peter 1:19 (BBC): And so we have the prophetic word confirmed. The OT prophets had predicted Christ’s coming in power and great glory. The events on the mount of Transfiguration confirmed those prophecies.

2 Peter 1:19 (BBC): F. W. Grant’s translation of the rest of verse 19 is helpful. “… to which ye do well in taking heed (as to a lamp that shineth in an obscure place, until the day dawn and the morning star ariseth) in your hearts.

2 Peter 1:19 (HNTC 1-2 Pe/1-3 Jn): So confident was Peter of the reliability and authority of the Scriptures that he counseled us to use the Scriptures as our guide until the Second Coming of Christ”

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When Was Jesus Born Part Four

We established Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and had all the trait of human being and He was without sin.

In Luke 2:8-11 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

John Gil wrote, the angel said unto them; fear not, &c.] For he was not a messenger of bad, but of good tidings: for behold, I bring you good tidings; tidings, that were both wonderful and amazing, and therefore a behold is prefixed to them, as well as to excite to attention; and which were good news, and glad tidings, for such the birth of Christ..

Reformed Bible Study wrote; The shepherd were “prevented them from keeping the ceremonial law. The sin offering was enacted from God as a payment for sins unintentionally or intentionally founded in Leviticus 5 since all have sin the shepherd should being included.

For example, the Jewish leader would not enter headquarters of Pilate in fear defiling themselves while taking the Passover. The purpose of partaking of the Passover is that God set His people free from the bondage of slavery from the Egyptians. Where God told the Israelites to sacrifice a spotless lamb and mark on their doorposts and lintels with its blood (Exodus 12:21–22). Then, when the Lord passed through the nation, He would “pass over ” the households that showed the blood post prevent household for being put to death by angel who pass throughout the land king all the oldest soon. Later on Jesus redeemed humanity from curse of sin. Scripture declare, —that is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction. For we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. Or is God for Jews only? Is He not also for Gentiles? Yes, for Gentiles too,

Romans 3:22,28-29

In short, the Angel visited the shepherd to ensure them that they are part of salvation plan.

Luke 2:11 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Dr John Gil wrote, the angels brought the tidings of it to the shepherds. The particular day, and it may be, month and year, in which Christ was born, cannot be certainly known; but this we may be sure of, it was in the fulness of time, and at the exact season fixed upon between God and Christ in the council.

Furthermore he wrote, the good will and amazing love of God to man is displayed, and the promises and prophecies relating to him fulfilled; and the work of plished, and so matter of great joy: not carnal, but spiritual; not feigned, but real; not temporary, but lasting;

Luke 2:11 Savour: This is one of only two places in the gospels where Christ is referred to as “Savior”—the other being John 4:42, where the men of Sychar confessed Him as “Savior of the world.” Jesus means the Lord is salvation” The Hebrew is Jehoshua meaning Jehovah is salvation In short Jesus means Savour, Where Joseph and Mary were commanded by Gabriel to their first born Son Jesus found in Luke 1:31 and Matthew 1:21

Messiah the Lord; Messiah comes from the Hebrew word mashiach and Greek word is Christos or, in English, Christ, meaning the anointed one or chosen one. The Free Dictionary defines it; the anticipated saviour of the Jews or a leader or savior of a particular group or cause. The Old Testament, people were anointed for the positions of prophet, priest, and king. God told Elijah to anoint Elisha to succeed him as Israel’s prophet 1 Kings 19:16). Aaron was anointed as the first high priest of Israel (Leviticus 8:12.

But, the Old Testament predicted a coming Deliverer, chosen by God to redeem Israel Isaiah 42:1; 61:1–3. This Deliverer the Jews called the Messiah. Where Jesus Himself would declare in Luke 4:17–21; John 4:25–26 that he was the Messiah. The Apostle Peter declared Jesus as the Messiah in Matthew 16:16. Jesus proved beyond shadow of a doubt when He arose from the dead Acts 10:39–43. He accomplished this salvation through His death and resurrection (John 12:32; John 3:16).

Lord means “master”—but it is also the word used to translate the covenant name of God meaning LORD or YHWH. Here (and in most of its NT occurrences), it is used in the latter sense, as a title of deity. NKJV Bible wrote The word Lord was the title of a ruler. The meaning of the word is defined by Peter in Acts 2:30–36. Jesus is destined to sit and distribute salvation’s benefits from God’s side, ruling with the Father. Holman commentary wrote,” This title referred to the holy, unspeakable personal name of God himself. This baby in the manger was God He, with all power and all authorities under heaven would be redeemed mankind from it cursed. Believer Bible Commentary,” This Baby was a Savior who is Christ the Lord! Here, we have a theology in miniature. First, He is a Savior, which is expressed in His name, Jesus. Then, He is Christ, the Anointed of God, the Messiah of Israel. Finally, He is the Lord; God manifests in the flesh.

Believer Bible Commentary summary it up, “That very day, in nearby Bethlehem, a Baby had been born. This Baby was a Savior, which is Christ the Lord! Here, we have a theology in miniature. First, He is a Savior, which is expressed in His name, Jesus. Then, He is Christ, the Anointed of God, the Messiah of Israel. Finally, He is the Lord; God manifest in the flesh.”

Dr John Gil wrote, the good will and amazing love of God to man is displayed, and the promises and prophecies relating to him fulfilled; and the work of plished, and so matter of great joy: not carnal, but spiritual; not feigned, but real; not temporary, but lasting;

John Gil wrote, hence his name is called Jesus, because he saves from sin, from Satan, from the law, from the world, from death, and hell, and wrath to come, and from every enemy.

Dr Joh Gil wrote In Isa.9:3, 6-7 to all the chosen people of God, whether Jews or Gentiles, whom God has taken to be his covenant-people, and has given to his son, as such, to redeem and save; to these the incarnation of Christ, with all the benefits resulting from it, is the cause of great joy, when they are made a willing people in the day of Christ’s power

Since Jesus ascended into heaven in Acts 1:9, established His church in Acts 2, approximately three billions believe in Jesus Christ and still growing. The Apostle John looked up, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.

This is God gift to civilization and that why I celebrated the birth of on Christmas Day, and continue commemorated His birthday

When Was Jesus Born Part Three

In previously two blogs we establish scripture does not give the day of Jesus or the month when He was born, but clearly. He existed in scripture, and the historical record established Him as a critical figure in History, and obviously, He was born. We also look at history of 25th December, and why we are celebrating. Jesus’ birthday the 25th of December.

We should examine scripture

Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough—because there was no room for them at the lodging place.

Luke 2:77 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Likely because many were returning to this ancient town to register in the census order by Augustus. Or may mean that the innkeeper did not want them there resulting from her pregnancy. A typical inn small town during New Testament was one room guest house where the innkeeper would provide food and drink for the lodger. Where the traveling caravans, including the people, and their animals provided shelter for them where the animal would discharged their order. The Greek word is “kataluma meaning an inn, lodging place.

Dr Charles Stanley wrote,” Amazingly, God stepped into this world not as the reigning King with pomp and ceremony, but as the humble Child who was wrapped in simple swaddling clothes. Far from a royal crib, Jesus’ first resting place was a primitive feeding trough.

Dr John Gil wrote: God’s first-born: and wrapped him in swaddling-clothes, which shows that he was in all things made like unto us, excepted in sin.

In Hebrews 2:16-18 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Hebrews 2:17 (ENTVIIII): Christ’s incarnation was in time, and after that many of the brethren existed; and it was only for their sakes that he assumed human nature; and therefore it was proper he should be like them in that nature, in all things: in all the essentials of it.

Hebrews 2:17 (ENTVIIII):That are not sinful; for it did not behove him to be like them in sin, nor in sickness, and in diseases of the body: and in all temptations; though in some things his differ from theirs; none of his arose from within; and those from without could make no impression on him: and in sufferings, that there might be a conformity between the head and members; though there is in some things a difference; his sufferings were by way of punishment, and were attended with wrath, and were meritorious, which can’t be said of theirs; but that he should have an human nature, as to its essence and perfection, like to theirs, was necessary it was proper he should be truly and really man, as well as truly God, that he might be a merciful and faithful high-priest;

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.

In Hebrews 4:15, 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Hebrews 4:15 (ENTVIIII): Ver. 15. For we have not an high-priest, &c.] That is cruel and unmerciful; the saints have an high-priest, but not such an one: which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; such as bodily diseases and wants, persecutions from men, and the temptations of Satan; under all which Christ sympathizes with his people; and which sympathy of his arises from his knowledge and experience of these things, and the share he has had of them, and from that union there is between him and his people: and it is not a bare sympathy, but is attended with his assistance, support, and deliverance; and the consideration of it is of great comfort to the saints: but was in all points tempted like as we are; of the temptations of Christ, and of the saints.

. As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people Luke 2:7, 11 Even more, Jesus went through normal process of embryonic/fetal development. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)

For it is clear that He does not reach out to help angels, but to help Abraham’s offspring. Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.

“And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.” (Luke 1:56)

“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” (Matthew 1:23)

Supernatural conception, but otherwise a normal process of embryonic/fetal development prior to birth

For example John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.”. He was born (Luke 2:7). He grew (Luke 2:40, 52). He grew tired (John 4:6) and got thirsty (John 19:28) and hungry (Matthew 4:2). He became physically weak (Matthew 4:11; Luke 23:26). He died (Luke 23:46). And he had a real human body after his resurrection (Luke 24:39; John 20:20, 27).

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day, when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.

Jesus clearly displayed all the human emotions. Here it begins to get a little more difficult for us. . He says in Matthew 26:38 that his “soul is very sorrowful, even to death.” In John 11:33–35, Jesus is “deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled,” and even weeps. John 12:27 says, “Now is my soul troubled,” and in John 13:21, he is “troubled in his spirit.” The author to the Hebrews writes that “Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears” (Hebrews 5:7).

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day, when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry. In Mark13;32, “Now concerning that day or hour no one knows–neither the angels in heaven nor the Son–except the Father.

Jesus suffered and experienced physical death, Luke 23;46 Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’ And having said this he breathed his last.”

Another reason Jesus had to be fully human is that God established the necessity of the shedding of blood for the remission of sins (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22). Only a perfect human—Jesus Christ—could perfectly keep the law and perfectly fulfill the law, thereby redeeming us from that guilt.

Christ Only as man can Jesus truly represent men to God. He understands our lives because He has lived it also. Because He understands, coming to Him we “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,”

Lastly while on the cross He felt every human emotional physical pain imagine for example Jesus stated My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” All mankind and His Father fell upon Him>

Believer Bible wrote The question is, “Why?” Why should the holy, sinless Son of God suffer the concentrated horror of eternal hell in those three long hours of darkness? Scripture gives us the answer. First of all, God is holy, righteous, and just, and this means that He must punish sin wherever He finds it. To wink at sin or to overlook it is impossible for God. That brings us to the second point. Although the Lord Jesus had no sins of His own, He took our sins upon Himself. He voluntarily assumed responsibility to pay the penalty of all our iniquities. The debt we owed was charged to His account, and He willingly became surety for it all.

He began in a manger, and ended on the cross, and along the way and along the way bad where way His head.

In sum it up 1John 2;1-2 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

1 John 2:2 (ENTVIIII): For the sins of us who now believe, and are Jews: and not for ours only; but for the sins of Old-Testament saints, and of those who shall hereafter

Dr John Gil The love of God, free love, love that cannot be matched: herein it is manifested, as before; this is a clear evidence of it, an undoubted proof, and puts it out of all question: not that we loved God: the love of God is antecedent to the love of his people; it was when theirs was not; when they were without love to him, yea, enemies in their minds, by wicked works, and even enmity itself, and therefore was not procured by theirs; but on the contrary, their love to him is caused by his love to them; hence his love, and a continuance in it, do not depend on theirs; nor does it vary according to theirs; wherefore there is good reason to believe it will continue, and never be removed.

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When Was Jesus Born Part Two

We established that Jesus was not born on 25th December, and even thou it, was a pagan practice even thou the Christian leader enacts Jesus birthday on that day and we should continue to celebrated His on 25th of December. So I am really ok with celebrating His birthday on that day.

The question is when was Jesus born? Since scripture, and historian proven that Jesus did existed.

Someone I knew did some math came up with date when Jesus was born. It was in middle of September or October known as the month of Tishri. According to Jewish calendar this was time where Yom Kippur known as the day of atonement where the high priest enter the Holy Of Holy, and offer a yearly sacrifice for sins of the people and his household. It was most important holiday in the Jewish year. Found in Leviticus 16:6-10 on the seventh month, and the tenth day of the month.For on that day he shall provide atonement for society to cleanse them from their all sins before the LORD.

While there other person thinks, Jesus was born in Nissan {March or April.}. Where Passover was celebrated. When the Israelite people were liberated from the bondage of slavery from the Egyptians. Both important event in Jewish culture

Jesus declares 17 “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. Matthew 5:17-18

The Jewish people had seven mayor festival

1. Passover (Pesach) – Nisan 14-15

2. Unleavened Bread (Chag Hamotzi) – Nisan 15-22

3. First Fruits (Yom habikkurim) – Nisan 16-17

4. Pentecost (Shavu’ot) – Sivan 6-7

5. Trumpets (Yom Teru’ah) – Tishri 1

6. Atonement (Yom Kippur) – Tishri 10

7. Tabernacles (Sukkot) – Tishri 15-22

8. Jesus fulfilled Passover, unleavened bread First-fruits,

9. Pentecostal.

10. Passover, and unleavened bread was Jesus death on the cross. The first fruits was His resurrection, and Pentecostal, where He established His church. The feast of trumpets and feast tabernacle is His second coming.

In which leave us with us the Day of atonement, or bettor known as Yorn Kipper. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar

Yom Kippur usually fell in September or October each year. The reconciliation of God through the sacrificial-death of goat, lamb, bull, later on Jesus Christ took their place these sacrifice was required

Mark Slick wrote, No one knows for sure what was the month–nor does the Bible mention which day or month when Jesus was born. Various theories have been raised that put Jesus’ birth in March, April, October, and September. But no one knows for sure. He also believe that JESUS was born on first day Yom Kippur He wrote Jesus was born on the 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles!  In the year 5 BCE, this fell in the month of September.”

The biblical accounts point to the fall of the year as the most likely time of Jesus’ birth.

Gotta question,Those who propose that Jesus was born in September make their case using the following points: first, at the time of Jesus’ birth, there were shepherds in the fields watching their flocks (Luke 2:8).The weather was too cold and was rainy season.

Remember, the sheep were offered as sin-offering during Passover, the Day of Atonement, and as a daily sacrifice. The average low temperature in Bethlehem in December is in the low-to-mid-forties—the same as Jacksonville, Florida or Vancouver. The sheep and shepherd would adapted weather, and found shelter if it rain.

Second, the idea of a September birth of Jesus includes a consideration of the census affecting Mary and Joseph (Luke 2:1–4). Some argue that Roman censuses would not have been taken in winter, as cold temperatures and poor road conditions would have made participation in a census difficult.

The Roman Government was not concern about the cold temperatures and poor road conditions only their edict to obey by their subject, and soldiers

Third, and most significant, the theory that Jesus was born in September depends on the timing of John the Baptist’s birth. These biblical facts lay the groundwork: John’s father, a priest named Zechariah, was taking his turn to serve in the temple when the angel Gabriel appeared to him and announced that Elizabeth, Zechariah’s wife, would conceive a son (Luke 1:8–13). After Zechariah returned home, his wife conceived, just as the angel had said (Luke 1:23–24).

Note that He does not say that He enters the Holy of Holy. However, it he does say that he entered the temple of the Lord, to burn incense only priest in line Aaron performed this task nor does say what day when He entered the temple when performed this task.
To understand the important of burning incense you need to read Exodus 29-30 understand the duty of priest; in chapter 30 verses 7- 8;  Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; he shall burn it every morning when he trims the lamps. 8 When Aaron trims the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense. There shall be perpetual incense before the Lord throughout your generations .
In (1 Chronicles 24:7–18) David setup a priestly divisions and instituted during Solomon’s reign. However, the Babylonian exile required a “reset” of the divisions and their rotation (Ezra 2). Zechariah’s division could have served in mid-June, but other sources calculate Abijah’s course to have ended on October 9 of that same year.

When Jesus gave up His Spirit

In Matthew 27:51 Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split. In Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.

The time of year that Jesus was born is a matter of some debate, but the exact timing of Jesus’ birth is nothing to be dogmatic about, given the Bible’s lack of detail on the subject.

The apostle Paul proclaimed, “When the set time had dully come, God sent His son, born of a woman, born under the law to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship” (Galatians 4:4-5). And we read in the Gospel of Mark, “Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the news of God. ‘The time has come,’ He said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Matthew 1:14-15).

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When Was Jesus Born Part One

When Was Jesus Born Part One

The Bible does not provide the exact day or even the same year in which Jesus was born in Bethlehem.‘When He was born. It describes two events surrounding his birth that lead many to conclude that he was not born on December 25.

Shortly before Jesus was born, Caesar Augustus issued a decree ordering “all the inhabited earth to be registered.” Everyone had to register in “his city,” which might have required a journey of a week or more. (Luke 2:1-3)

It was difficult to travel on the road during the winter month. Got a question wrote that Roman censuses would not have been taken in winter, as cold temperatures and poor road conditions would have made participation in a census difficult. However, others point out that Roman officials were not all that concerned with the burdens they placed on the citizenry. It was either obey Caesar or else; ease and convenience did not factor into the law-making process.

Also Shepherd were “living out of doors and keeping watches in the night over their flocks.” (Luke 2:8) in December, it was the rainy season and likely the sheep and shepherd sought shelter during inclement weather

Since scripture does not provide the day or month of Jesus birth Than why do we celebrate His on December 25? The Encyclopædia Britannica says that church leaders probably chose it “to coincide with the pagan Roman festival marking the ‘birthday of the unconquered sun,’” at the time of the winter solstice. According to The Encyclopedia Americana, many scholars believe that this was done “to make Christianity more meaningful to pagan converts.”

.December 25th was always a Pagan Holiday. For literally thousands of years before Christians claimed ownership of December 25th, it was a Pagan holiday celebrating the Sun God, Sol Invictus, which concluded their annual winter festival of Saturnalia. Saturnalia was a week-long Roman festival honouring the god Saturn; since it started on December 17 Until December 25th

On 25 December AD 274, the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official religion alongside the traditional Roman cults

Although winter is the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the December Solstice marks the “turning of the Sun,” and the days slowly get longer. Celebrations of the lighter days to come and nature’s continuing cycle have been common throughout cultures and history with feasts, festivals and holidays around the December Solstice. The winter and summer solstice. The daylight becomes longer.

Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in 312 and sanctioned Christianity. Church leaders made efforts to appropriate the winter-solstice holidays and achieve a more seamless conversion to Christianity for the emperor’s subjects. In rationalizing the celebration of Jesus’ birthday in late December, church leaders may have argued that since the world Pope Julius declared 25th December as Jesus birthday around 350 AD

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My mother once told me. The reason Moses burial site or Jesus’ birthday was not recorded in the scripture because we would’ve memorial it, and built a shrine around these sites, and humanity would’ve been more occupied. Instead of the task at hand, proclaiming the gospel. Maybe the reason the four gospels did not show the date of Jesus’s birth is perhaps they were more focused on why He came. As Scripture states, “ The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to our sons and us forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”

The Bible does not provide the exact day or even the same year in which Jesus was born in Bethlehem Dr. Like, the noted historian, did not record the date, nor the month of Jesus’s birth. Although the Jewish people kept a precise record and had Jesus’s birth records on hand, and Dr. Luke had access to them He could easily record the date of Jesus’ birth.

Another factor that Mary the mother of Jesus would have remembered the day Jesus was born and likely told Dr. Luke this while investigating Jesus’ life. Since he was known to do a thorough investigation, Dr. Luke declared , “just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us. 3 It also seemed good to me, since I have carefully investigated everything from the very first, to write to you in an orderly sequence.” Why did he leave this out of his from his account?

A better question would have being, why did Jesus come into the world in the first place? What is more important, the reason He came or His birthday?

Mary proclaims, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit has rejoiced in my savour,

Zachariah prophesying, “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel because He has visited and provided redemption for His people, He has raised a horn of salvation for His people. To give His people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins. Luke1;47,69,77.

In Matthew 1:21, She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus because He will save His people from their sins.”In John 1:29,36 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! another verse saidWhen he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

briefnet.com wroteThe main focus of the New Testament writers is not the date of Jesus’ birth, but that God the Father has sent His son at just the right time in all of history to accomplish His saving purposes and thus fulfill His promise. The apostle Paul proclaimed, “When the set time had dully come, God sent His son, born of a woman, born under the law to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship” (Galatians 4:4-5). And we read in the Gospel of Mark, “Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the news of God. ‘The time has come,’ He said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Matthew 1:14-15).

To me, celebrating Jesus on the twenty-fifth of December is a good thing even though it is a pagan holiday. Why not celebrate Jesus’s birthday , the greatest gift God gave to humanity, by sending His one and only Son Jesus Christ in the world to redeemed humankind from our sins.

RC Sproul wrote these words; That question comes up every year at Christmas time. In the first place, there’s no direct biblical commandment to celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25. There’s nothing in the Bible that would even indicate that Jesus was born on December 25. There’s much in The New Testament narratives that would suggest that it didn’t happen during that time of year.

On the twenty-fifth of December in the Roman Empire, there was a pagan holiday that was linked to mystery religions; the pagans celebrated their festival on December 25. The Christians didn’t want to take part in that, and so they said, “While everybody else is celebrating this pagan thing, we’re going to have our celebration. We’re going to celebrate the thing that’s most important in our lives, the incarnation of God, the birth of Jesus Christ. So this is going to be a time of joyous festivities, celebration and worship of our God and King.”

I can’t think of anything more pleasing to Christ than the church celebrating his birthday every year. Keep in mind that the whole principle of annual festival and celebration is deeply rooted in ancient Jewish tradition. In the Old Testament, for example, it revealed the Messiah would come to redeem the Jewish people. I believed Jesus is the true Messiah meaning anointed one, or chosen one, or liberator.

The reason why Jesus came into this world is to redeemed humanity from the curse of Adam and Eve’s of sins.

Type Of Sin Offering Point To Christ

Leviticus 5:5-13

If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he must confess he has committed that sin. He must bring his restitution for the wrong 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. “But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. He is to bring them to the priest, who will first present the one for the sin offering. He must twist his head at the back of the neck without severing it. Then he will sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood is to be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. He must prepare the second bird as a burnt offering according to the regulation. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven. “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. He is to bring it to the priest, who will take a handful from it as its memorial portion and burn it on the altar along with the fire offerings to the Lord; it is a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf concerning the sin he has committed in any of these cases, and he will be forgiven. The rest will belong to the priest, like the grain offering.

In Genesis 3:21 Than God killed an animal and made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed to provides a substitute as atonement for their sins Even though God put a curse on humankind, he also provided a substitute out of love for Adam and Eve. Who sinned, Adam and Eve or the animals? Remember, humanity fell into sin, not the animals. The skin is meaning covering of humanity’s sins since God hates sin. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

SIN ASSUMES MANY FORMS. It may be of the voice or the finger, by word or deed. It may be by forcible repression of the truth or by a careless voluble utterance. It may be incurred in connection with the noblest or the lowest parts of God’s creation.

TRADITIONAL FORM OF CONFESSION. The sacrifice was so set, as that the offerer, standing with his face towards the west, laid his two hands between his horns and confessed his sin over a sin offering and his trespass over a trespass offering. His confession was on this wise: ‘ I have sinned, I have done grievously, I have rebelled and done thus and thus, but I return by repentance before thee, and let this be my expiration.” I pray thee, O Lord; I have sinned, I have transgressed, I have rebelled, I have (here the person specified the particular sin which he had committed, and for which he wanted expiation); hut now I repent, and let this be my expiration.

It shall be forgiven him.” The deed done cannot be undone, but its consequences may be averted. God treats the believer as if he had never sinned; his iniquities are cast behind the back of Deity and remembered no more.

Three types of sacrifice required for the sin offering, a female lamb or goat, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and two quarts of fine flour with no olive oil or frankincense on it.

There is thus typically set forth the freedom with which acceptance through the great propitiation is offered to all without respect of persons. The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.

In -Leviticus 5 :9 , And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

Note in verse 11 two quarts of fine flour.

Scripture state, without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. So why is this sin offering?

Believer commentary wrote, If the offering was fine flour, the priest took a handful of it and burned it on the altar of burnt offering. He burned it over other offerings involving the shedding of blood, thus giving it the character of a sin offering.

Leviticus 5:6 (Calvin commentary wrote: that the poor and needy are not to be pressed beyond the extent of their means; nay, the different grades of offering are appointed, so that he to whom it was not convenient to offer two turtledoves, or pigeons, might be quit for a small measure of flour. 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 turtle-doves, or a small quantity of meal, which would propitiate God towards them

The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. Even the poorest is part salvation plans. It, shows how they are intended to represent the same great subject its show No CLASS OF THE COMMUNITY IS DEBARRED FROM AN ATONEMENT BY LACK OF MEANS. Regard is here paid to the resources of the humblest ranks.

In short there is provision for the needy, and the helpless and they part of the salvation plan. For example when Jesus went into the temple on Passover, and saw moneychanger selling oxens, sheeps, and doves. He made a whip out of cords, He drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables in. In John 2: 16 He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Believer Commentary wrote, The law permitted the poor to offer a pair of doves, since they could not afford the more expensive animals. Goats, Lambs, Dove, or Pigeons, and fine flours were meant as sinner offerings to God not to be sold to make a profits.

Later on, Jesus would replace these animals and fine flour and would come, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! These animals and fine flour no longer was requires as a sin offering because God was satisfied with the payment when Jesus purchase mankind’s sins on the cross.

As scripture declares, the blood of bulls and goats can’t take away sins

In the New Testament it states;

1. Confession of sin. We must all say, as we all can say, “Father, I have sinned” Luke 15:21 Romans 10:10; John 1:9.

2. One offering that all can plead. No need of lamb, or goat, or turtle-dove, or even the humble measure of flour. The rich and the poor of the land may say, “Nothing in my hand I bring;” for they have but to plead the one Great and All-sufficient ,Sacrifice that has been presented, once for all Romans 6:10; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 3:18 , and they will find mercy of the Lord. The richest can do no more; the poorest need do no less.

3. An open throne of grace. “In Christ Jesus our Lord we have boldness and access with confidence” Ephesians 3:11-12

In Hebrews 9:11-14 But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ), He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living.

4. In Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.

Type Of Sin Offering Point To Christ

Type Of Sin Offering Point To Christ

Leviticus 5:5-13

If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he must confess he has committed that sin. He must bring his restitution for the wrong 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. “But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. He is to bring them to the priest, who will first present the one for the sin offering. He must twist his head at the back of the neck without severing it. Then he will sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side of the altar, while the rest of the blood is to be drained out at the base of the altar; it is a sin offering. He must prepare the second bird as a burnt offering according to the regulation. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven. “But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. He is to bring it to the priest, who will take a handful from it as its memorial portion and burn it on the altar along with the fire offerings to the Lord; it is a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf concerning the sin he has committed in any of these cases, and he will be forgiven. The rest will belong to the priest, like the grain offering.

In Genesis 3:21 Than God killed an animal and made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed to provides a substitute as atonement for their sins Even though God put a curse on humankind, he also provided a substitute out of love for Adam and Eve. Who sinned, Adam and Eve or the animals? Remember, humanity fell into sin, not the animals. The skin is meaning covering of humanity’s sins since God hates sin. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.

SIN ASSUMES MANY FORMS. It may be of the voice or the finger, by word or deed. It may be by forcible repression of the truth or by a careless voluble utterance. It may be incurred in connection with the noblest or the lowest parts of God’s creation.

TRADITIONAL FORM OF CONFESSION. The sacrifice was so set, as that the offerer, standing with his face towards the west, laid his two hands between his horns and confessed his sin over a sin offering and his trespass over a trespass offering. His confession was on this wise: ‘ I have sinned, I have done grievously, I have rebelled and done thus and thus, but I return by repentance before thee, and let this be my expiration.” I pray thee, O Lord; I have sinned, I have transgressed, I have rebelled, I have (here the person specified the particular sin which he had committed, and for which he wanted expiation); hut now I repent, and let this be my expiration.

It shall be forgiven him.” The deed done cannot be undone, but its consequences may be averted. God treats the believer as if he had never sinned; his iniquities are cast behind the back of Deity and remembered no more.

Three types of sacrifice required for the sin offering, a female lamb or goat, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and two quarts of fine flour with no olive oil or frankincense on it.

There is thus typically set forth the freedom with which acceptance through the great propitiation is offered to all without respect of persons. The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.

In -Leviticus 5 :9 , And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

Note in verse 11 two quarts of fine flour.

Scripture state, without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. So why is this sin offering?

Believer commentary wrote, If the offering was fine flour, the priest took a handful of it and burned it on the altar of burnt offering. He burned it over other offerings involving the shedding of blood, thus giving it the character of a sin offering.

Leviticus 5:6 (Calvin commentary wrote: that the poor and needy are not to be pressed beyond the extent of their means; nay, the different grades of offering are appointed, so that he to whom it was not convenient to offer two turtledoves, or pigeons, might be quit for a small measure of flour. 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 turtle-doves, or a small quantity of meal, which would propitiate God towards them

The non-bloody substitute is permitted only as an exception for the benefit of the very poor. Only in the four cases above specified does not invalidate the general rule that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. Even the poorest is part salvation plans. It, shows how they are intended to represent the same great subject its show No CLASS OF THE COMMUNITY IS DEBARRED FROM AN ATONEMENT BY LACK OF MEANS. Regard is here paid to the resources of the humblest ranks.

In short there is provision for the needy, and the helpless and they part of the salvation plan. For example when Jesus went into the temple on Passover, and saw moneychanger selling oxens, sheeps, and doves. He made a whip out of cords, He drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables in. In John 2: 16 He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Believer Commentary wrote, The law permitted the poor to offer a pair of doves, since they could not afford the more expensive animals. Goats, Lambs, Dove, or Pigeons, and fine flours were meant as sinner offerings to God not to be sold to make a profits.

Later on, Jesus would replace these animals and fine flour and would come, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! These animals and fine flour no longer was requires as a sin offering because God was satisfied with the payment when Jesus purchase mankind’s sins on the cross.

As scripture declares, the blood of bulls and goats can’t take away sins

In the New Testament it states;

1. Confession of sin. We must all say, as we all can say, “Father, I have sinned” Luke 15:21 Romans 10:10; John 1:9.

2. One offering that all can plead. No need of lamb, or goat, or turtle-dove, or even the humble measure of flour. The rich and the poor of the land may say, “Nothing in my hand I bring;” for they have but to plead the one Great and All-sufficient ,Sacrifice that has been presented, once for all Romans 6:10; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 3:18 , and they will find mercy of the Lord. The richest can do no more; the poorest need do no less.

3. An open throne of grace. “In Christ Jesus our Lord we have boldness and access with confidence” Ephesians 3:11-12

In Hebrews 9:11-14 But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ), He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to serve the living.

4. In Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.

Two Goats And Christ

Two Goats

“When the high priest in Arron 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. He will purify the most holy place in this way for all their sins because of the Israelites’ impurities and rebellious acts. He will do the same for the tent of meeting that remains among them, because it is surrounded by their impurities. No one may be in the tent of meeting from the time he enters to make atonement in the most holy place until he leaves after he has made atonement for himself, his household, and the whole assembly of Israel. Then he will go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement for it. He is to take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on the horns on all sides of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities. “When he has finished purifying the most holy place, the tent of meeting, and the altar, he is to present the live male goat. Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites’ wrongdoings and rebellious acts—all their sins. He is to put them on the goat’s head and send it away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there. “Then Aaron is to enter the tent of meeting, take off the linen garments he wore when he entered the most holy place, and leave them there. He will bathe his body with water in a holy place and put on his clothes. Then he must go out and sacrifice his burnt offering and the people’s burnt offering; he will make atonement for himself and for the people. The man who released the goat for azazel is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water; afterward he may reenter the camp. The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought into the most holy place to make atonement, must be brought outside the camp and their hide, flesh, and dung burned up. The one who burns them is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may reenter the camp. “This is to be a permanent statute for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you are to practice self-denial and do no work, both the native and the foreigner who resides among you.

Leviticus 16:15-24,26-29

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Each year (Yom Kippur) Meaning day of attonement the high priest performed an elaborate ceremony consisting of four sacrificial animals . He offered a ram as a burnt offering, a bullock as a sin offering for the high priest and his household, and two goats together as a sin offering

In Leviticus 16:5 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering. One was kill as sin offering, his blood sprinkle on the mercy seat and in front of it. He will purify the most holy place in this way for all their sins because of the Israelites’ impurities and rebellious acts. He will do the same for the tent of meeting that remains among them, because their impurities surround it.

He is to take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on the horns on all sides of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse and set it apart from the Israelites’ impurities. “When he has finished purifying the most holy place, the tent of meeting, and the alter.

There’s 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; Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines as; one that bears the blame for others; for example, The CEO was made the scapegoat for the company’s failures. Believe or not the Bible has escape goat Found in Leviticus 16:8. dictionary.com 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.

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

Aftter Aaron will casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for azazel, he is to present the goat chosen by lot for the Lord and sacrifice it as a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot for azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with itter by sending it into the wilderness for Azazel

In Leviticus 16:7 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering.

After Aaron casts lots for the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other for Azazel,( meaning an evil spirit depart into the wilderness, or commonly known as goat departure taking the people sins into the wilderness). The high priest is to present the goat chosen by lot for the Lord and sacrifice it as a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot for azazel is to be presented alive before the Lord to make purification with it by sending it into the wilderness for Azazel.

(Calvin commentary wrote And he shall not take the two goats. A twofold mode of expiation is here presented to us; for one of the two goats was offered in sacrifice according to the provisions of the Law, the other was sent away.

Furthermore he wrote, the fulfilment of both figures, however, was manifested in Christ, since He was both the Lamb of God, whose offering blotted out the sins of the world, and, that He might be as an of scouring.

Where does Christ fit in this picture? What is the of important the two goats, and it role play in the salvation plans?

God intended the law He gave through Moses to point the Israelites to their future Messiah, and perhaps nowhere is this seen more plainly than in the animal sacrifices,

Jesus needed a blueprint as Jesus declares, 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 say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Since the ceremonial law is essential part of God salvation plan.Jesus had to fulfil the moral and ceremonial law to fulfill the statute require by God.

Clark Commentary wrote, ”That it pointed out the Lord Jesus dying for our sins and rising again for our justification; being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. Two goats are brought, one to be slain as a sacrifice for sin, the other to have the transgressions of the people confessed over his head, and then to be sent away into the wilderness. The animal by this act was represented as bearing away or carrying off the sins of the people.The goat therefore that was slain prefigured his human nature and its death; the goat that escaped pointed out his resurrection. The one shows the atonement for sin, as the ground of justification; the other Christ’s victory, and the total removal of sin in the sanctification of the soul. ”

Got a question wrote, Christ is the complete atonement for our sins. In many ways, He embodies each aspect of the Day of Atonement. We are told that He is our great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14). He is also the “Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world” (Revelation 13:8) as a sacrifice for our sins. And He is our scapegoat. Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” Our sins were laid on Christ – He bore our sins just as the scapegoat bore the sins of the Israelites. Isaiah 53:6 prophesies Christ’s acceptance of the sin burden: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” After the sins were laid on the scapegoat, it was considered unclean and driven into the wilderness. In essence, the goat was cast out. The same happened to Jesus. He was crucified outside of the city. “He was despised and rejected by men … He poured out His life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:3a, 12). Jesus embodied what the scapegoat represented – the removal of sins from the perpetrators.

But God wants us to have that assurance so that we can enter into close relationship with Him. So, some 40 years before the Temple was destroyed, He provided a once-and-for-all scapegoat who suffered and died a horrific death on a wooden cross.

He has already taken the blame for all of our wrongdoing. But we must acknowledge him as God’s scapegoat, the atonement for our sins.

As scriptures declares, ”Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins”.

Unlike the scapegoat,Jesus sacfrice is good for all time, rather than needing to be repeated from year to year.as scripture declares. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin [offerings] by the sacrifice of himself. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/issues-v21-n01/the-ultimate-scapegoat

https://www.gotquestions.org/Azazel-scapegoat.html