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.

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The Lord Supper And The Passover

Exodus 12;5,7,12-13

Take a]lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

For it is out of the Last Passover that the first Lord’s Supper arouses, and there is obviously a relationship between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper in a spiritual way.

The roots of the supper extend back into the Old Testament to its parallel account, the Passover. The Passover, was a memorial of physical deliverance through a blood sacrifice. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of spiritual deliverance from sin »Wordy Phrase: by means of by means of a blood sacrifice. The Passover is an anticipation of the future fulfillment the Lord’ Supper.

Scriptures declares, Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year, you shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and apply it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, and and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it and unleavened bread, and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. In Exodus12;12-13 it states 12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.

When Stephen preached, in Acts chapter 7, he draws a very distinct parallel between Moses and the Lord Jesus, commenting on the fact that they were both deliverers. They both came. They both were rejected by their own people.

So when we look at the story of Moses, we’re looking at something that is designed to represent the Lord Jesus Christ.

For it is out of the Last Passover that the first Lord’s Supper arouses, and there is obviously a relationship between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper in a spiritual way.

For example, in 1 Corinthians 5; 7 it states, For Christ, I s our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed for our sins. It is a beautiful picture of the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

God gave Moses instructions concerning the Passover account, and the told them they were to take a lamb. Now, he says they were to take a lamb without blemish. That is important because,, the lamb is illustrative of the Lord Jesus Christ. Peter says in the first chapter of his epistle that we were redeemed, not with flesh and blood, not with gold, silver, and precious stones, but we were redeemed with a lamb, without spot, and without blemish. In other words, the Lord Jesus Christ, is a lamb without blemish. The Apostle Peter also wrote sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.

God said, “On tonight, I’m going to pass through the land of Egypt and I’m going to smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.” Notice the words “pass through” in verse 13. In v 13 when I see the blood I will pass over you.” I will pass through the land, but when I see the blood I will pass over you. The Hebrew word for Passover is pacach, is a verb that means “to hover over.” Has the idea of protection not omission?

So that what God is saying is that when I see the blood I will hover over you and when the destroying angel comes, I will protect you from the destroying angel.

IN fact, there was death in every household not only death in the houses of the Egyptians, but death also in the houses of the Israelites. In the case of Egyptians who did not have the blood on The two side posts nor on the lentil above, it meant the death of the firstborn, for the angel entered the house and slew the firstborn. As they said later, we are all dead men.

In the case of the Israelites, there was death on the doorpost. The blood of the slain lamb, sprinkled on the side of the door and above it. So, there was death on every house, judgment everywhere. Some were delivered by the judgment upon the lamb; while others were lost because they refused to put blood on the door post lamb.

In 1 Peter 1; 5 You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. He also declared sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ.

We believe the good news, when we apply the blood. Someone has said, “It wasn’t the lamb that saved, it wasn’t the shed blood that saved, it was the shed blood of the lamb sprinkled on the doorpost that saved.” The fact that there is a Lamb of God does not save anyone.

One thing you can be sure of is that safety resides in the blood of Christ when He shed His blood on Calvary’s cross for our sins. And the person whose has faith in Him. Where He took our sin. Where He has taken the blood of that sacrifice and put it on the upper door post of his heart, that person is safe by the blood of Christ. He is safe as an apostle or as a prophet if the death of the Lord Jesus Christ is his ground of their hope.

For it is out of the Last Passover that the first Lord’s Supper arouses, and there is obviously a relationship between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper in a spiritual way.

When dealing with mankind sin all humanity is guilty as charged whether for 10 days, guilty for 30 days, guilty for 60 days, guilty for one year, guilty for life guilty. Damnation means absolute and everlasting damnation. All suffering in the next life; therefore, of which the sufficient and justifying reason is guilt, must continue as long as the reason continues. And the reason is everlasting. The man who is guilty today is guilty tomorrow. The man who is guilty today is guilty ten years from now. And the man who is guilty ten years from now is guilty throughout eternity. Time does not convert guilty into innocence. If it were possible for a man to come into the presence of an eternal God after having sinned, except for divine redemption.

We are sinners and lost, and it is only when the divine spirit works in our hearts, causes us to see our condition and causes us to flee to the cross where He shed His blood that we receive a new heart and a new life and the forgiveness of sins.

The Last Passover The First Lord Supper

As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.” Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will. Matthew 26:26-28,39 

Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them, and so they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many. 25 I assure you: I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a new wayin the kingdom of God.” After singing psalms, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mark 14:23-26

And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you. 21 But look, the hand of the one betraying Me is at the table with Me! 22 For the Son of Man will go away as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed! Luke 22:19-22

Now we turn to the last Passover. And remember, the preliminary lessons we went over last week in the First Passover. The Lord has given us two ordinances:

BBaptism and the Lord’s Supper., we celebrate our entrance into our Christian life. In the second, we celebrate our continuance in the Christian life. Baptism is experienced once. The Lord’s Supper we observe constantly. It is the only act for which the Lord Jesus gave special direction. It is also sometimes. We overlooked that the very name, “Lord’s Supper,” tends to emphasize the importance of it.

It is a very fitting one because the Lord is the host and we are the guests at this meal. The importance of the Lord’s Supper is highlighted by the fact that in the New Testament as well as in the writings of the early church fathers, it seems to have been the highlight of the corporate worship of the church. In Acts 20;7 it states  And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread. Also state In Acts 2:42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

The highlights of the Lord’s Supper, we said, go back to the Passover. The Passover is a memorial of Israel’s deliverance from physical bondage in Egypt. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of our spiritual deliverance from bondage to sin. The Passover was observed in anticipation of the future, when the Lamb of God would come.

When the Lord Jesus had come, and this was the final Passover. The Lord Supper took it placed; the Passover service lost its validity thereafter. No valid Passovers have ever been enjoyed since that one, for the age changed, the fulfillment had come, the Lamb had come, the Lamb had been sacrificed; no further need for the offering of animals – lambs – in sacrifice.

When we sit at the Lord’s table, the apostle tells us, we observe the Lord’s Supper until he should come, so that it, too, is observed in the view of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is the beautiful relationship between the Passover service and the Lord’s Supper. They is extremely important.

When John the Baptist said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world,” he was, no doubt, relying upon that teaching of the lamb that goes back to Exodus 12, and Isaiah 53.

Now that’s an amazing thing because, remember, Israel was told to observe this ceremony forever, but here is the Lord Jesus saying don’t remember the Passover account any longer, remember me! In other words, it is an expression of the sense of sovereignty over all things that he possessed by virtue of what he would do. He was able, in a sense, to do away with the Passover service and install in its place the observance of the Lord’s Supper. And the amazing thing is that these godly, devoted Jewish men – true believers – believed him and followed him. And the remainder of the church has been following him. In short, Jesus became Passover lamb and replace Passover to the Lord Supper

In Mark14;22-25 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread and thanked God for it and broke it. Then, he gave it to his followers and said, “Take it; this is my body.”

23 Then Jesus took a cup and thanked God for it and gave it to the followers, and they all drank from the cup.

24 Then Jesus said, “This is my blood that is the new agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many. 25 I tell you the truth; I will not drink of this fruit of the vine again until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

This was known as the first Lord Supper that took place of the Passover. The word atonement is the most important word in Christian theology. In the Christian context, atonement refers to what Christ did in his death, restoring the shattered relationship between sinners and a holy God. And the price of his death is the means of the atonement. For example Jesus stated, For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45. Jesus wilily went to the cross and sacrifice Himself on it to atone mankind for their sins

For Jesus take our place He needed to keep the moral and the Jewish ceremonial laws. Jesus declares “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. In John 17; 4 I have glorified You on the earth by completing the work You gave Me to do. Dr Lewis Johnson wrote the Lord Jesus lived perfectly under the law. He had to carry out that Passover service with immaculate perfection. Not one thing could be out of line with the Old Testament teaching. Probably no one observed the Passover more perfectly than as our Lord did with the apostles, carrying out all of Moses’ injunctions absolutely perfectly, he fulfilled the law.

V 22 Jesus took some bread and thanked God for it and broke it. Then he gave it to his followers and said, “Take it; this is my body.”

John Gil commentary wrote, “in Luke ’tis added, which is given for you; that is, unto death, as a sacrifice for sin; and by the Apostle Paul, 1 Cor. 11:24 which is broken for you; as that bread then was, and so expressive of his wounds, bruises, sufferings, and death, for them? This is the bread of affliction, which our fathers ate in the land of Egypt.” Not that they thought that was the selfsame bread, but that it resembled it, and was a representation of the affliction and distress their fathers were in at that time: to which some think our Lord here alludes: though rather, the reference is to the Passover lamb, which is frequently, in Jewish writings, called the body of the lamb; thus, mention being made of the bringing of the herbs, the unleavened bread, and the sauce Charoseth, with other things to the master of the house, ’tis addeds: “and in the sanctuary (whilst that stood) they bring unto him, the body of the lamb.” Again, elsewheret ’tis said, “They bring a table furnished, and on it the bitter herbs and other greens, and the unleavened bread, and the sauce, , and the body of the paschal lamb.” And a little furthermore, “He recites the blessing, blessed art thou O Lord, &c. for the eating of the Passover, and he eats, of the body of the Passover.”

And now it is, as if Christ had said, you have had the body of the lamb set before you, and have eaten of it, in commemoration of the deliverance out of Egypt, and as a type of me the true Passover, quickly to be sacrificed; and this rite of eating the body of the paschal lamb is now to cease; and I do here by this bread, in an emblematical way, set before you my body, which is to be given to obtain spiritual deliverance, and eternal redemption for you; in remembrance of which, you, and all my followers in successive generations, are to take and eat of it, till I come. The words, take, eat, shew that Christ did not put the bread into the mouths of the disciples, but they took it in their hands and ate it; expressive of taking and receiving Christ by the hand of faith, and feeding on him in a spiritual manner. S Lewis Johnson wrote, Now the bread is taken first because the bread suggests the means to the atoning death, the incarnation. The bread is taken; he is himself the bread of life, and that bread is broken. He took the bread, and he broke it. Bread was normally broken, but it was a beautiful figure, and our Lord used it of the death that he would die. And so he took the bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it. That of course, is intended to stress the fact that he must die.

Now I want you to notice that he not only took the bread, and he not only broke it, but he gave it to the disciples. So, the Lord Jesus Christ took the bread, he broke the bread, he gave it to the disciples in a visible picture of what God does in the salvation of men. He takes the initiative. He carries out the work. He conveys it to us. He gives us the responsiveness in order that we may respond to the divine initiative. So, the Lord Jesus Christ took the bread, he broke the bread, he gave it to the disciples in a visible picture of what God does in the salvation of men. He takes the initiative. He carries out the work. He conveys it to us. He gives us the responsiveness in order that we may respond to the divine initiative. As scriptures declares, There is none that doth good, no not one. There is none righteous, no not one seek after God.

I am prepared to believe that there is a communication of great blessing to us as we sit and reflect under the Spirit’s guidance upon the saving work of Jesus Christ in those elements.

V 23-24 Then Jesus took a cup and thanked God for it and gave it to the followers, and they all drank from the cup.  Then Jesus said, “This is my blood which is the new agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many.

J Gil wrote, “For this is my blood of the New Testament. That is, the red wine in the cup, was an emblem and representation of his precious blood, whereby was exhibited a new dispensation, or administration of the covenant of grace; and by which it was ratified and confirmed; and whereby all the blessings of it, such as peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life, come to the people of God: the allusion is to the first covenant, and the book of it being sprinkled with the blood of bulls, and therefore called the blood of the covenant, Exodus 24:8. But the second covenant, or the new administration of the covenant of grace, for which reason it is called the New Testament, is exhibited and established in the blood of Christ the testator. It was usual, even among the Heathens, to make and confirm their covenants by drinking human blood, and that sometimes mixed with wine. Which is shed for many, for the remission of sins; that is, was very shortly to be shed, and since has been, for all the elect of God; for the many that were ordained to eternal life, and the many that were given to Christ, the many that are justified by him, and the many sons he’ll bring to glory: whereby the full forgiveness of all their sins was procured, in a way consistent with, and honourable to the justice of God; full satisfaction being made to the law of God. for all their transgressions or sins.

Note This blood is poured out for many, or In Matthew 26;28 it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Dr Johnson wrote, “We believe the good news, when we apply the blood. Someone has said, “It wasn’t the lamb that saved, it wasn’t the shed blood that saved, it was the shed blood of the lamb sprinkled on the doorpost that saved.” The fact that there is a Lamb of God does not save anyone.”

We are sinners and lost, and it is only when the divine spirit works in our hearts, causes us to see our condition and causes us to flee to Christ who shed His blood on Calvary’s cross that we will receive a new heart and a new life and the forgiveness of sins.

Note Luke 22;19 Do this in remembrance of Me, Zondervan Commentary wrote, Christ’s command would be a remembrance and a proclamation of the deliverance of believers from the bondage of sin through Christ’s atoning work on the cross.

Matthew Henry wrote, And this we do in remembrance of what he did for us, when he died for us, and for a memorial of what we do, in making ourselves partakers of him, and joining ourselves to him in an everlasting covenant; like the stone, Joshua set up for a witness, Josh. 24:27.

Dr Johnson wrote, “Have you not noticed this? The Lord Jesus Christ does not ask us to remember his life. He hasn’t asked us to remember the miracles that he performed. He doesn’t even ask us – at least this case, in this fundamental place – to remember his ethical system, but this is one of those preeminent things that he has said. Our Lord’s desire is that his death would be remembered, and remembered in this sense that he’s the true Passover lamb under whose blood there is safety, and our duty, suggested by the duty of those Israelites, is to put our fingers into the blood of that cross on Calvary’s sacrifice, spiritually, and sprinkle that blood of that cross on Calvary’s sacrifice, spiritually, and sprinkle that blood upon the doorposts of our hearts, that we may have a relationship with him.

There is one thing that pleases Him To sit at the Lord’s table and reflect under the Spirit’s guidance for the things that he has accomplished for me – that pleases him. In fact, the whole realm of salvation seems to be comprehended in the bread and the wine,Jesus that I AM the true Passover lamb redeemed Mankind from Adam curse.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior, the sacrifice has been offered. You may flee to the cross and receive the gift of eternal life.

The Apostle Paul On The Lord Supper

1 Corinthians 11,17-34

Verse 24-25 states This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.

Note in remembrance of me it state twice

Dr Johnson wrote“Take and eat.” And he said, “Drink ye all of this.” In other words, we’re simply to look back and remember, but we’re actually to enter into the experience of appropriation.

John MacArthur wrote Commemorating the Lord’s Supper was a regular and cherished practice in the early church, by which believers remembered their Savior’s death and celebrated their common salvation and eternal life which reflected their perfect spiritual oneness. the blood of Christ.

John Gill wrote this do ye as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me; of his soul’s being poured out unto death; of his blood being shed for the remission of sins; and of his great love in giving himself an atoning sacrifice to divine justice, and laying such a foundation for solid peace and joy in the hearts of his people.

27-30  So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep..

Verse 27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

In the Corinthian assembly, eating and drinking in an unworthy manner meant eating and drinking excessively at the communal meal, so that other brothers went hungry. Other unworthily forms of partaking could be imagined, but it is only a sin in the manner of partaking communion that is spoken of.

In 1 Corinthians 11 20-21 So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, 21 for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. Therefore, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk.

One of the disorderly things that were taking place in Corinth was the disorder at the Lord’s table. It was the custom in those days, to observe a meal which was called the Love Feast.

The Corinthian people in the Apostle Paul celebrate the Love feast. Where a shared or communal meal somewhat like a potluck in present-day churches. Paul’s rebuke of the love feasts of Corinth concerns the gluttony, drunkenness, and selfishness exhibited by some in the church: “For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry; while another gets drunk.Paul stated Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing?” 1 Corinthians 11:21–22. These love feasts were without love, and Paul says their holding of the feasts were “not for the better but for the worse. One in the Corinthian church was not sharing their food but enjoying their own private feasts while others had nothing to eat; some were even getting drunk.

The Lord’s Supper is an opportunity to worship the Savior, remember His sacrifice, and “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes “

1 Corinthians 11:26. Some of the Corinthians were using the occasion of the Lord’s Supper and the love feasts to satisfy their fleshly desires, turning what was spiritual and holy into something carnal and corrupted. The aim of agape love is benefit others; the misbehavior at the early church’s love feasts worked strongly against that purpose.

Dr Johnson wrote the apostles; however, speak very strongly against getting drunk, and the fact that they used wine for the Lord’s Supper was a reflection of their own practice. They usually drank wine with their meals.

Inside itself there I isn’t any wrong enjoying a meal with other fellow believers or drinking little bit wine with your meal. However, the Lord Supper was to be observed, and was solemn an event. Where you would come to the table to remember what Christ accomplishes on the cross. Where He took mankind sins, and replace with His Righteousness, we reflect on His sacrifice, and atoning work because of our sins. So, it was a very serious and solemn thing. In our struggle, we judge sin to be sin and war against it. It is precisely this struggle that is a vindication of our position with Christ and a manifestation of our need for communion as an act of dependence upon His work and grace. When you sit, and the bread is passed to you and the wine is passed to you, you reflect upon the fact that you are the recipient of the work that is done for you.

In fact, when our Lord said, as he took the bread and gave it to him and said, “Take, eat, this is my body,” and when he said, “This cup (when he took the wine) is the new covenant in my blood, this do as oft as ye drink it in remembrance of me” he was saying to them as plainly as it could be said, I must die sacrificially. I must die sacrificially, I am the Lamb of God to which Israel has looked forward for all of these centuries.

The Lord Supper was to be observed for all who believe in Christ since there isn’t no distinction. The poor, the rich the least, and the greatest are invite to the Lord table. But, in the case of some of these meetings, the wealthier people who also had better food would observe the common meal before the common people came.

The result being that by the time the people gathered for the observance of the Lord’s Supper, the richer ones and the wealthier ones had already eaten their meals and had eaten the better food as well. And the result was that some who were very poor came and did not have anything. In addition, some of those that had drunk the wine were drunken, and so the disorders at the Lord’s table had caused discipline to be exercised by the Lord God.

For example in Jude 12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead.

Nadab and Abihu sons of Aaron the oldest son offered a strange fire meaning a unauthorized, foreign, or profane.” God not only rejected their sacrifice; He found it so offensive that He consumed the two men with fire.That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. Remember you have homes to eat and to drink, is not the sleep of snoring; it is the sleep of death).

It could be that those taking the communion elements needed to be fully aware that they represent the sacrifice of Christ by which we are redeemed from sin. Therefore, to participate in communion while not understanding this would be to take it in an unworthy manner.

Another possibility is that taking the supper with willful, unconfessed sin would be in an unworthy manner.

1. The earlier context of 1 Cor. 11 seems to suggest that taking communion in an unworthy manner means to do so while you have a problem with another Christian with whom you are not reconciled.

2. Another view is that some Corinthians were using the communion supper as an opportunity for self-indulgence, which is why Paul mentioned about how some got drunk in verse 21.

3. The fifth view is that both elements (bread and wine) must be taken, not just one (bread or wine) since Christ commanded that both be taken. This would, incidentally, invalidate the Roman Catholic practice of taking the wafer only.

4. The final view is that the person taking communion must be worthy in order to take it. But this view, however, is dangerous because no one is worthy to take communion supper. Our worthiness comes from Christ, not ourselves.

As Jesus declares,For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you gather together you will not come under judgment.

28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.

It seems most probable that Paul is telling people to examine their motives, make sure there is no dissension with other believers, to take the supper solemnly, and they were to rightly understand that it represents the sacrifice of Christ.

We should examine our hearts and repent of our sins. And if we find unrepentant sin, we should bring it to Jesus, receive forgiveness, and then take communion. If you’re afraid you’ve sinned, but can’t remember what you did, confess your general sinfulness and partake. We should not let fear of unknown sins keep us from the table. That kind of fear drives us away from Christ, not to him.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (NIV®)

Remember, at the end of the day, none of us are worthy in ourselves. We only find our worthiness in Christ, and empowered and enabled by the Holy Spirit, we can take communion in a worthy manner. So if you know Christ, you are worthy and may partake.

After I pray, and we begin to serve, please use this time to examine yourself but also as a time to remember your worthiness is found in Jesus Christ.

In 1964 CRC liturgical form it state However, the Lord admonishes those who do not believe or have not repented to abstain from the holy supper so as not to eat and drink judgment on themselves. Therefore we also charge those who willfully continue in their sins to keep themselves from the table of the Lord *(such as all who trust in any form of superstition; all who honor images or pray to saints; all who despise God’s Word or the holy sacraments; all who take God’s name in vain; all who violate the sanctity of the Lord’s Day; all who are disobedient to those in authority over them; all drunkards, gamblers, murderers, thieves, adulterers, liars, and unchaste persons). To all such we say in the name of the Lord that as long as they remain unrepentant and unbelieving, they have no part in the kingdom of God.

However, this solemn warning is not intended, beloved in the Lord, to discourage the contrite believer, for we do not come to this supper claiming any merit in ourselves. On the contrary, we come testifying that we seek our salvation apart from ourselves in Jesus Christ. By this testimony we humbly confess that we are full of sin and worthy of death. By this testimony we also confess that we believe the sure promise of God: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” 1John 1:9. This promise assures us that no sin or weakness which still remains in us against our will can hinder us from being received by God in grace at his table as worthy partakers of this holy food and drink.

*Thus assured, let us at the appointed hour come with quiet conscience and fullness of faith to keep this sacramental feast which our Lord appointed to be a continual memorial of his atoning death until he comes again.

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https://cornerstonewestford.com/2017/11/30/taking-the-lords-supper-in-an-unworthy-manner/

Verse 24-25 Do this in remembrance of Me.”26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Also in Verse 28 So a man should examine himself; in this way he should eat the bread and drink from the cup

Matthew Henry wrote It was to show forth Christ’s death, to declare and publish it. It is not barely in remembrance of Christ, of what he has done and suffered, that this ordinance was instituted; but to commemorate, to celebrate, his glorious condescension and grace in our redemption. We declare his death to be our life, the spring of all our comforts and hopes. And we glory in such a declaration; we show forth his death, and spread it before God, as our accepted sacrifice and ransom. We set it in view of our own faith, for our own comfort and quickening; and we own before the world, by this very service, that we are the disciples of Christ, who trust in him alone for salvation and acceptance with God.

(4.) It is moreover hinted here, concerning this ordinance, That it should be frequent: As often as you eat this bread, etc. Our bodily meals return often; we cannot maintain life and health without this. And it is fit that this spiritual diet should be taken often tool The ancient churches celebrated this ordinance every Lord’s day, if not every day when they assembled for worship. [2.] That it must be perpetual. It is to be celebrated till the Lord shall come; till he shall come the second time, without sin, for the salvation of those that believe, and to judge the world. This is our warrant for keeping this feast. It was our Lord’s will that we should thus celebrate the memorials of his death and passion, till he come in his own glory, and the Father’s glory, with his holy angels, and put an end to the present state of things, and his own mediatorial administration, by passing the final sentence. Note, The Lord’s supper is not a temporary, but a standing and perpetual ordinance.

He points out the duty of those who would come to the Lord’s table. 1. In general: Let a man examine himself (Rom. 11:28), try and approve himself. Let him consider the sacred intention of this holy ordinance, its nature, and use, and compare his own views in attending on it and his disposition of mind for it; and, when he has approved himself to his own conscience in the sight of God, then let him attend. Such self-examination is necessary to a right attendance at this holy ordinance.

Note, Those who, through weakness of understanding, cannot try themselves, are by no means fit to eat of this bread and drink of this cup; nor those who, upon a fair trial, have just ground to charge themselves with impenitency, unbelief, and alienation from the life of God. Those should have the wedding-garment on who would be welcome at this marriage-feast—grace in habit, and grace in exercise.

2. The duty of those who were yet unpunished for their profanation of this ordinance: If we would judge ourselves, we should not be considered, Rom. 11:31. If we would thoroughly search and explore ourselves, and condemn and correct what we find amiss, we should prevent divine judgments.

Note, To be exact and severe on ourselves and our own conduct is the most proper way in the world not to fall under the just severity of our heavenly Father. We must not judge others, lest we be judged (Matt. 7:1); but we must judge ourselves, to prevent our being judged and condemned by God. We may be critical as to ourselves, but should be very candid in judging others.

Note The ancient churches celebrated this ordinance every Lord’s day in Acts 20;7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Calvin commentary ( Luke 24:1; John 20:1,) it shall very well agree, that on the morrow after the Sabbath they came together. Furthermore he wrote, To break bread. Though breaking of bread doth sometimes signify among the Hebrews a domestically banquet, yet do I expound the same of the Holy Supper in this place, being moved with two reasons. For seeing we may easily gather by that which followe that there was no small multitude gathered together there, it is unlikely that there could any supper be prepared in a private house. Again, Luke will afterward declare that Paul took bread not at supper time, but after midnight.

J Gil wrote when the disciples came together to break bread; not to eat a common meal, or to make a feast, or grand entertainment for the apostle and his company, before they departed; but, as the Syriac version renders it, to break the eucharist, by which the Lord’s supper. The body of Christ, which is symbolically and emblematically held forth in the bread at the Lord’s table.

Gangel, K.O wrote .The break bread” (klasai arton means to have meal) as the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Dr Lewis Johnson, wrote The Lord’s table was the other thing that characterized the early church. They had a Spirit-led flexible meeting, and they observed the Lord’s table every Sunday. In the didache,{i a Christian manual} an ancient document which contains two parts: Concerning breaking of thebread. “On the Lord’s day, come together, break bread and give thanks, having first confessed your sins, so that your sacrifice may be pure. Anyone who has a dispute with another, must not join your assembly until they have been reconciled, so that your sacrifice may not be defiled, for this is the sacrifice spoken of by the Lord: “

Acts 20;7 Note On the first day of the week also in Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Along in

In Acts 2;46 they broke bread from house to house.

It not stating every Sunday even thou I believe we should observe the Lord Supper every Sunday

While some churches observe it ¼, and need to be member of church participate in the Lord Supper.

The current church I am attending observe once a month and allow all who believe in Christ, participate in the Lord Supper. They strongly urge you to abstain from the Lord Supper if you have any unresolved issue with anyone.

While the Roman Catholic celebrate Eucharist they have every time they have Mass  you need to be Catholic to part of the Eucharist

Most of our evangelical churches observe the Lord’s supper either quarterly or monthly.

My personal view I’ll take the Lord Supper at the church I attend which is Phipott Memorial where I am member if I am attending another church I’ll refrain from taking of the bread, and cup however I still will reflect on what Jesus accomplished on the cross

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The Lord Jesus did not partake of the bread. He did not drink the wine. He didn’t eat the bread; he did not drink the wine. The reason is obvious. He had no sins for which to receive forgiveness. So, it is he who divides to them. He takes the elements and gives to them and says divide among yourselves. It is your responsibility, for we are the sinners. He is the sinless, sovereign Savior. He does not partake, because he does not need forgiveness of sins. He is the one dispensing the forgiveness of sins. So, he gave it to them. He gave it to them to drink.

Now, we do not believe that the forgiveness of sins comes through the partaking of the elements any more than that the forgiveness of sins comes from the waters of baptism, which we shall see tonight in our meeting. But, those things are expressive of the things that have happened to us, and so every time we take the bread.

I close with this story told by Dr H A Ironside. Well, at this meeting, there was a Japanese who had come, a friend of one of the members. His name was Yataro Yamaguchi. And since he was with him, he asked whether he might come and sit at the Lord’s table, too. And he was given permission to come. He was told, Dr. Ironside said, that only those who know and love the Lord could participate at the table; that is, could take the elements. Well, the meeting was an open meeting in which the men stood on their feet and expressed their praise and Thanksgiving, and they sang hymns together and they prayed, and they ministered the word. And in the midst of the service, Mr. Yamaguchi arose on his feet and he said, “I like to pray.”

He said, “O God, I all broke up. One whole year I fight you. I fight you hard against your Holy Spirit. O God, I cannot fight any more. I see your people eat the bread, drink the wine, tell how Jesus dies for sinner like me. O God, I give up. I take him now for my Savior. Forgive all my sin. Save me now for Jesus’ sake. Amen.”

Well, Dr. Ironside said, “Naturally, it didn’t spoil our meeting.” As a matter of fact, when the meeting concluded, there was not a dry eye in the place. As scripture declares, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.” Now, every body is unworthy. He’s not saying that there are some who are worthy to eat the supper, and some are unworthy, because all believers are unworthy. We are all sinners.

The late John Stott wrote Who am I? What is I?The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignities because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling I what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.

The Lord supper is a reminder that it was Jesus shed blood that redeemed me from Adam curse, and that why partakes in the Lord Supper. As Jesus declares do this in remembrance of me?

My God My God Why Have Forsaken Me

Matthew 27;46. To About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Elí, Elí, lemá[ sabachtháni?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”/

In Mark 15:34 And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

In Matthew 27:45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land.

In Mark 15:33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

When Jesus was hanging on the cross when it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. This darkness was a supernatural event since darkness came over the whole land. It was foretold by the prophet in the Old Testament For example, in Isaiah 5:30,13;10 it states,When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds in Amos 8:9,“I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.Why did God allow darkness to occur. In the Bible darkness means judgement from and God. For example when darkness fell over the Eghypt for 3 days just before the death of oldest son throughout the land. Nonetheless, darkness at the crucifixion was God judgment on sin. Where all of mankind sin fell upon Jesus, and God Father view Jesus as the worst sinner in world. John Baptist started, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” John 1:29 Jesus was the paschal lamb.

In Mark 15:34 Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

Oxford Bible Church wrote,”What could be so much more terrible that made him scream? In a moment your sins, my sins and the sins of the whole world were put on him and God the Father and God the Holy-Spirit turned their backs on him. He had lived a perfect holy life, hating sin-but now the sin of the world was placed on him. Jesus took our place and bore our sins. He suffered the punishment that we deserved and which justice demanded. He died as a Sin-Offering and paid the penalty for our sin. The wrath and judgement of God that we deserved now fell upon him. (Isa 53:6). In the 3 hours of DARKNESS he suffered the equivalent of eternal hell. He had lived in the fellowship and Presence of God his whole life, even from eternity, but now for the first time he was in darkness, separated from God’s presence and blessing (spiritual death) 
Now he drank fully the cup of God’s Wrath upon sin. (John 18:11) This is the horror that caused him to scream the words: 
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Ps 22:1)”

Why did it seem like God turned His back on Jesus? 
Because: Thou are HOLY  Since God is holy He can have nothing to do with sin. At that moment: He who knew no sin was made SIN for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2Cor 5:21). 
So now the full force of God’s righteous and holy anger fell on Jesus. We cannot imagine the horror he had to suffer on the account of our sin.

These words were spoken from the cross to God to reveal that flowing out from the cross GODWARD, was a propitiation, satisfying God’s Justice and appeasing His anger upon sin Jesus bore the sin of the whole world so that forgiveness and salvation is available to all through Christ.

In Psalm 22;1 is the fulfillment of Matthew 27;46 and Mark 15:34 in both its agony and its victory. Jesus knew great pain and suffering (both physical and emotional) in His life, but had never known separation from His Father; now He does. There was a significant sense in which Jesus rightly felt forsaken by God the Father at this moment. Why? Because God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him 2 Corinthians 5:21.

In Mark 15:34 And at three, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

Note at three o’clock or the 9th hour Jesus cried out my God My God have for shaken. Why at 3 o’clock in Exodus 12:6 You are to keep male lamb until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter the animals at twilight.

When God instituted the Passover, He commanded that the paschal lamb should be slain on the 14th day (Passover) “at evening” that is, during the time after the sun passed its zenith (~3 PM), and extending until sunset.Also in must only sacrifice the Passover animal at the place where Yahweh your God chooses to have His name dwell. Do this in the evening as the sun sets at the same time of day you departed from Egypt.

Deuteronomy 16:6 must only sacrifice the Passover animal at the place where Yahweh your God chooses to have His name dwell. Do this in the evening as the sun sets at the same time of day you departed from Egypt. Where the family would put bloodon door post so angel of death would Passover them.

In John 1:29 John Baptist stated, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” Jesus became the paschal lamb. To be called a Lamb of God means that God gave Jesus to be killed like a lamb for our sins so we could live forever. Just like the lamb on each Passover day, Jesus was taken to the altar. Blameless and sinless, He became sin for each one of us.

Jesus declared, It is finished.” The Bible tells us that He gave up the spirit. His life was taken. in John 19:28-30 The Greek word is Tetelestai the verb teleo, which means “to bring to an end, to complete, to accomplish or paid in full.He was declaring the debt owed to His Father was wiped away completely and forever. Not that Jesus wiped away any debt that He owed to the Father; rather, Jesus eliminated the debt owed by mankind—the debt of sin. Jesus died victor and accomplish His work what came to do.

Believer Bible wrote, For three hours, the earth has been enveloped in thick darkness. Now “Immanuel’s orphaned cry” echoes through the universe: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Behind the poignant question lies an awful reality—the suffering Savior actually was, literally and completely, forsaken byw God. The Eternal Son who had always been the object of His Father’s delight was now abandoned. The Perfect Man who unfailingly did the will of God experienced the terrible desolation of being cut off from God.

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 Wareen Weirsbe wrote The opening words of the psalm immediately transport us to the cross in Matthew 27;46 and Mark 15:34, for Jesus quoted them at the close of a three-hour period of darkness . “I am not alone,” Jesus had told His disciples, “because the Father is with me” John 16:32, and yet He cried out that the Lord had forsaken Him. When He spoke these words, He had been engaged in a mysterious transaction with the Father, dying for the sins of the world. On the cross, Jesus was “made sin” a and made “a curse” Gal. 3:13 for us. In some inexplicable way He experienced what condemned lost sinners experience “away from the presence of the Lord.

Two Symbol Of The Cross and Its Meaning

Ever notice that church and the fallen comrades or soldiers use the cross as symbol, and they use the symbol is the cross for different reasons; however, they’re are remarkably similarity. One died to set us free from the tyranny of our sin. While the other sacrifice themselves to set us free from the tyranny of the oppressor who trying to overtake the world. Both willingly went to serve, and obeyed their commanding officer. Both eventualities liberated the people from their dictators. Both were not responsible for the cause and effect of what happened. The first is the fallen soldiers; the second is Jesus Christ.

First, the solider or militaries who were men or women that enlisted in the army, navy, or air force, and were trained for combat. In the event of a threat these, men and women were willing go into harm way to protect the laws of land because they value their freedom.

While Canada and United States is known for the land of the free. They both have laws that give the citizens the right to express their religious beliefs, and worship God openly and we’re protect them from being persecuted. The laws that the government enacted laws are designed to protect the people not harm them. When we openly disagree with the laws, and politicians we able to voices are concerns. When justice is not melded properly, we’re able appeal the decision without being concern mistreated. Both countries can vote for the politicians in or out the office without any blood shed.

Many countries are governed by dictators, and they are the law, and they decide what is best for the people. Some dictators hate the American way, and want to destroy it, and level the to ground, and impose their oppressive law upon on our freedom. There’re times when war is a called for evil, where you need to eradicate the evil by sending men and women into harm way like removing tumour from your body regrettably these brave men and women are casualties of war, and their blood is shed and they sacrifice themselves, and they should be honor and remembered for their bravery. Corporal Nathan Cirillo is great example honoring the fallen solider. He was shot by terrorist while on duty at a ceremonial sentry duty.

In her novelette Where ever Go Martha Tigchelaar – Turkstra wrote these words, “These were days of great anxiety on the home front, for our parents and our church. Our concern was for boys as dad and mom lovingly called them. Needless to say, many prayers went up for each one of them. On May 4th, and 5th, 1945 the Germans finally withdrew the troops. Uncle Wilfred travel throughout Holland. That was time of great rejoicing our family in Holland, to actually hear, to touch, and see a Turkstra clan in a Canadian uniform. Many Canadians have fallen in the battle to free Holland, and thousands lay buried there. This was truly amazing. Hedser Turkstra, a cousin, told Wilford that Dad’s debt to his family –incurred years earlier to make the move to Canada –was now settled because three of his sons had joined in the fight to free Holland.”

Throughout North America and Europe there’re many grave sites with crosses on them, in remembrance of the fallen soldiers who fought so bravely and were willing to sacrifice their lives for sake of our freedom! Never forget these brave men and women who fought and sacrifice themselves for our freedom!

Jesus Christ And The Cross S Symbol Of Forgiveness

The God Man That Knew No Sin

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 Corinthians 5; 21

In Memory Of Persecuted The Saints Part Thirteen

ASAAD SHIDIAK

Assad Saidiak lived middle east in the country of Lebanon and was born in the district north of Beirut. His parents were devoted Muslims. He had four brothers and two sisters.

At the age of sixteen he entered the college of Ain Warka, and spent a year and a half in studying grammar, (Arabic”“and Syriac,) logic and theology. After this he passed two years teaching theology to the monks of a convent near Hadet.”Assad was dismissed without ceremony. Where he encountered a gentlemen named Mr King He pronounced him to be one of the most intelligent natives of the country, where they had met and discuss religious subjects.

For he began in earnest study of the Bible, and made constant progress in the knowledge of scriptures.

He became a “protestant in faith, and, as there is every reason to believe, he was a genuinely a pious man.

However, he was not sure if he was born again even thou he understood the gospel. Someone proposed to prayer and make inquiries, and see where the path lays,and allow your conscious be your guild. He came conclusion Jesus was Son of God who came to redeemed humanity from the curse of sin.

Upon reading Apocrypha he came to the conclusion that they were not by inspired by God. Because he studied the scriptures in-depth, he was competent to distinguish between a false doctrine and a false creeds. The more he studied, the more he was convince that the church of Rome is radically wrong the Pope was not infallible.

Asaad point out these inconsistent or question the Bishop and patriarchs on the Church doctrines and thier beliefs. Stating“No your holiness, “that is not the meaning of the passages.“Assad has often remarked, that he is full of anxiety, and finds no rest for the sole of his foot. In many ways he sees the Romish church to be “wrong. My own countrymen was against him, and there was so much error, and creeds He could not please them.

However, Assad was biblically correct, nevertheless, he was going up against a networks that was morally corrupt and not willy to give it up their power, and there intend was to afflict as much damage possible to keep Assad inline. There would be a great cost, and he would pay a great prize for declaring the truth.

However, he defended the great doctrines of the gospel, and he besought, that the scriptures might be circulated, and read, and be made the only standard of faith, and rule of practice. that evangelists might be sent through the land.

The patriarch in the middle east is the bishop of the Catholic church where he, rose up in wrath, and threatened him with imprisonment and death if continue to preached the gospel.

When Assad talks to Mr Bird his desires was display love to his to adversary and his people. He also believes in prayer to open the spiritual eyes who live in darkness, he uttered these words,“I now beseech you once more, to pray for me, that I may be delivered from the dark devices of men.

His desire was talk about Jesus Christ his Lord, that he would establishd His love.

However, the patriarch accuse of being mad or insane, and pity him, and declare him a heretic. They also threaten to arrested, and throw him in dungeon again. He replied,“that he was ready to go to prison and to death. He was engaging in daily disputes with the patriarch and others. Even thou, “His countenance wore a shade of melancholy, and his eyes were red with weeping.” Similar to the prophet Jeremiah where he wept over his kinship and the Catholic church.

As long he opens their eyes to the truth. Where Jesus came to redeemed mankind from the curse sin and is the true the Messiah not the church or pope.

According Assad much their teaching was not found in scriptures. “From this I was the more established in my convictions against the doctrines of the pope, and saw that they were the doctrines of the ravenous beast, and not of the gentle lamb.

Even though he was warned not to declare this truth to his people.He started neither death, nor life, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, separates us from love of Christ.

Where the “patriarch inquired of me my faith. He then explained to him what I believed respecting the unity and trinity of God “and that the Messiah was one person with two natures, and that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and Son.”

Furthermore, he started, “we may know, from the holy scriptures, every thing necessary to our salvation. Jesus declared these words,“You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

In presence of the patriarch to say that my faith was like that of the Romish church. He replied, that I feared to tell a falsehood by saying a thing, while, in my reason, I did not believe it. “But,” said they, “the patriarch here will not absolve you from the sin of this a falsehood.” I turned to the Patriarch and put the question whether he would so absolve. “He answered, that he would.”

According to scriptures only Jesus can atone humanity from their sins not the pope, bishops or priests can not absolve people from their sins

When Assad consult Hoory Joseph Shaheen, he told them “he did not believe that the pope was infallible in matters of faith. Furthermore he declared,“that it was impossible for him to teach any thing contrary to the council of Trent. Despite uphill battle he was a faithful servant of the Lord. John the Baptist declares Jesus was the lamb of God who take away the sins of world.

“True and living faith must be divine “connected with hope, love and repentance, and that all these virtues are the gift of God; that I believed the truth as God had inspired it; and that it would be but a lie, if I should say that I believed as the Romish church does, while in “fact I do not. I must have proofs.

However, Asaad while was biblically correct, however, he was going after a networks that was morally corrupt.

The Bishop declare him a hectic again, and his doctrine inaccurate, and threaten take away his livelihood. He also ask them to swear to “eucharist and by the gospel, that my faith was like the faith of the Roman Catholic church. He declared that he would look into further. However, the Catholic doctrine give him huge headache when continue to look into them. Where utter these words, “And here I wish to say a word to every reader that regards and loves the truth; how does doctrine appear to you? and how could I “believe in all which the Romish church holds, without knowing all of it? and how could I say, without a lie, that I believe, when I do not believe?

It worth noting in North America today we have the freedom to disagree with the Roman Catholic, and the Muslim doctrines, and church hop without any threats. In Assad era you simply did not go against the Roman Catholic or Muslims creeds without a paying a price. Jesus declared these words in scripture“You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven.

Assad declares these words,But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is second death. He “rose to depart. When I reached the door, I turned and said to him, “I will hold fast the religion of Jesus Christ, and I am ready for the sake gospel to shed my blood; and though you should all become infidels,than he left the room.

“Armenian priest threaten excommunication to his own brother, and his mother, if he continue in denouncing the Catholic doctrines.

A Bishop in Beirut felt pity for him was unwilling they should be to put in chains to die a lingering death. However, the Bishop and Assad discuss the infallible of Pope where Assad inquired ask where found in scriptures He quoted, Thou art Peter found in Matthew 16:18“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

The problem that Peter denied Jesus three times. Previously he was called Simon meaning listen” or hearing a common name among Jews. However,Jesus renamed Peter meaning little boulders or little rocks. Note the text it states, Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, meaning a big rock or boulder. Meaning Jesus is the head of the church not Peter.

Asaad declared that the pope was infallible, and the apostles not; “that the pope was infallible, and the apostles not; for it was well known to all, that the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles in a peculiar manner.

Furthermore, he started, “Were they not all infallible as well as Peter? He would not!! Excellence point!!!

Assad intention was “teach in the school of Ain Warka, I will do that. “No, I cannot have you go to Ain Warka, to corrupt the minds of those who are studying science, and to contradict my opinions.

Furthermore the Bishop started, “I will not suffer you to “go back among my flock to deceive them, and turn them away to heresy. Furthermore he attempting “he is even attempting to make heretics of us also. They continue threaten him “The bishop then turned to me“in the bitterest anger and rage, reviling me and saying, “If you go among my people again, I will send and take your life. They would not hesitate to take his life since they had permission from the goverment. He responded,“If you wish to kill me, or shut me up in prison, or give me up to the government, or whatever it may be, I wish to know it

Furthermore he started,“I asked the bishop his reasons for wishing to kill me. What evil had I done?” The bishop was concern that would corrupt his people

They more concern about about fleecing the sheep instead of feeding the sheep, and keeping them in the darkness, and putting them under a heavy burden on them,and not lifting a finger help them. Jesus declares these words, If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

Furthermore, Jesus started  They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry and put them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves aren’t willing to lift a finger to move them.  They do everything to be observed by others: They enlarge their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels. They love the place of honour at banquets, the front seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by people.Matthew 23:4-7

Assad responded by stating,“Our Lord Jesus Christ said, out of the abundance of “the heart the mouth speaketh, and that Satan, who was in his heart, wished to kill me, for Satan was a murderer from the beginning.” I told him, moreover, that he was not a true disciple of Christ.

The patriarch attempted bride him. “by way of flattery to promise him all the worldly advantages he could bestow him; if he should put away all the heretical notions,“corrupt knowledge, which the Bible-men, those enemies of the pope, had taught him.”

Assad desire was to be true disciple of Christ, and to serve Him, and by using the Scriptures to defend his positions in front of the bishops, and the priests. He stated“ may act as a disciple and servant of Christ” He further stated, “And I beg every member of my sect, i. e. of the Maronite church, who loves truth, if he “sees me in an error to point it out to me.

A bishop“I do not wish to attempt to point out my errors; for such men, it is evident, need rather to be preached to, than to preach; and to be guided, rather than to guide.” Furthermore he declared,“I cannot confess to be correct, although it should cost me the shedding of my blood. Be it known, that I am not seeking money, nor office; nor do I fear any thing.“from contempt, nor from the cross, nor from the persecution of men, nor from their insults, nor their evil accusations, so far as they are false. For I am ready for the sake of Christ to die daily.“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.

He further stated,“there is no salvation for me unless I submit to the pope, or at least shew me that it is lawful to do so. In short he willingly die for the sake of the gospel. The bishop and priest not could produce any evident that pope was infallible but a mere man.However, Assad put a nail in his coffin. You simply do not go against powerful people without paying the price.

His four earthly brothers, and family turn on him as well. Jesus declares Now great crowds ere traveling with Him. So He turned and said to them: 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:25-27. Furthermore he declared, 21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will even rise up against their parents and have them put to death. 22 You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered. 28 Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

“They taunted, mocked Assad and threatened him, calling him possessed, mad, and under Satan when they visit him in the chamber.

The bishop and priest agree let the family take him home as long he did not preach the gospel among his people. Assad objected declaring these words,“must I go and live like a dumb man? No, that I will never do.“My religion binds me not to do it. I must love my neighbour as myself.”

“Secure me but the free exercise of my conscience, and I will go with you. My religion is my all, and I must be free in it.

Even his familybwas against him.Her mother stated,“Away, with Christ, and the word of God; what have we to do with them!” She also believe that scriptures taught paganism, or witchcraft. She told him it all was over—my son is hopelessly lost! His brother Phares enter the chamber. Assad requested that he should read New Testament in which he agreed.

“The sheikh before mentioned offer his daughter if“marriage, on condition he should leave the English or the gospel and come back home. Because he openly declare the gospel he was constant danger The emir had made arrangement to assassinate him and had men to lie in wait for that purpose.

Assad was arrested put in chain subjected cruelty, and accused being mad along again.

In the Fox Martyr account they wrote thefollowing,“He was confined in a small room with an iron collar round his neck fastened to the wall with a strong chains. He had to prepare his own meals. He also tortured, and tie him upside down and best his feet, constantly taunting him for believing in Christ

He subjected to lies by the bishop, priest, and the patriarchs while others felt he was demoniac. His malady increases upon him, until I have been obliged to take severe measures with “him, and put him under keepers, lest he should escape from here, and grow worse, and infuse his poison into others.

He escaped, however, he was incarcerated was subject to more beating and they mock his faith, and declare him heretics, and pleaded him to return to the church, and their teachings. You will die under your tortures, and go to perdition. He stated the following, Whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. I am willing to expose myself to every indignity and “suffering for the sake of Him who loved us, and shed his precious blood for our salvation. They all laugh at him, and scorn him, called him a madman, and they continue to beat him.

Martyrs is Greek word to witness meaning to declare a belief in (a god or religion) They would testify to their faith. The meaning martyrs someone who suffers persecution and death for advocating, renouncing, refusing to renounce, or refusing to advocate a religious belief or cause as demanded by an external party.

Even thou Assad severely persuaded for his faith he still declare Jesus as Lord, and uses the scriptures to validate his points. For example he utter these words, several times, I am willing to expose myself to every indignity and “suffering for the sake of Him who loved us, and shed his precious blood for our salvation. He willingly be persecute endure insults, and evil accusations, so far as he was. concern they were false teachers. He stated I am ready for the sake of Christ to die daily.“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us. Remember Jesus was “beaten, and spit upon, and led as a sheep to the slaughter, on our account.“I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus of Nazareth.

Remember Assad declaring the gospel

As scripture declares,Then, if anyone hears the sound of the trumpet but ignores the warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but ignored the warning, his blood is on his own hands. If he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn’t blow the trumpet, so that the people aren’t warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood. Ezekiel 33:4-6. Simply put if they are rejecting the gospel,and ignore the Assad warning, the blood is now on their own hands.

Assad was faithfully declaring Jesus as Lord and His atoning work. He no longer bears the responsibilities.

Remember Jesus made this promise, that those who believe Him will have eternal life. John 3;15-16

When go up against wolves wearing sheep clothing you need arm yourself with the scriptures. For example the exchange between Assad and the bishop. “Priest,—”We kiss it in honour of him ( Jesus) who hung upon it. (Cross) where he responded, “honour, and all paid him obeisance; but when he was on the cross, he was in sorrow and disgrace.” The priest reproved him gently for returning such answer, ” He pleaded with the high priest to search the scriptures yourself , and see who is telling the truth.

When the bishop heard in other to started hurling insult at him, and beated with a slipper, and. stated “your contempt of the cross, and of the worship of the images, whose worship is only in honour of those to whose memory they are set up, and who laboured and died in the service of Christ.

Assad replied, the forefather have gone to inherit unspeakable glory in their master’s presence when they declared the gospel.

Concerning the false religion they will organize, and well thought out could easy deceiving the elect. You need to arm yourself with the scripture as Assad did, and prepare yourself be little and suffer as Assad did. Jesus declare in scripture,  False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Take note: I have told you in advance. So if they tell you, ‘Look, He’s in the wilderness!’ don’t go out; ‘Look, He’s in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.Matthew 24:24-26

Remember Satan is deceitful and clever as scriptures declares, For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christfor even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. Remember Jesus warned His follower, if they persecuted Him they also persecuted you the apostle Peter wrote Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you as if something unusual were happening to you.Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory. If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Apostle Paul wrote, For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. Assad died in 1832 he was 35 years old little was known how he died, however, there is every reason to believe that he loves and obeys the truth, that he is sanctified by it, rooted and grounded in it, and ready to suffer for it. Surgeon wrote “I-value these iron chains far more than if they had been of gold; it is a sweet thing to die for Christ.

I live in a country where you are free express your Christian faith, and no one what torture you and throw. in prison for believing in Christ. The worst that you may endure is occasional insulted, and be little trusting in Christ.

However, there well be a time in the future when the current law that protected you from free speech, and your religious liberties and belief would be striken from the law book. My prayer is that will be faithful like Assad was in declaring the gospel.

Prayer Walking

Seek the welfare of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf, for when it has prosperity, you will prosper.”

Jeremiah 29:7

Al Santino wrote Prayer walking is slowing down and stopping… We are listening for God’s voice to tell us, “You need to make an observation here.”

When turning 65, I had the idea to take the bus through the city. One thing learns there are lonely people without hope Jesus declare these words. When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples,  “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

John Calvin wrote My intention was only to furnish a kind of rudiments, by which those who feel some interest in religion might be trained to true godliness. And I toiled at the task chiefly for the sake of my countrymen, the French, multitudes of whom I perceived to be hungering and thirsting after Christ, while very few seemed to have been duly imbued with even a slender knowledge of him. That this was the object which I had in view is apparent from work itself, which is written in a simple and elementary form adapted for instruction.

Al Santino wrote Prayer walking is slowing down and stopping… We are listening for God’s voice to tell us, “You need to make an observation here.”

The question, who is your neighbour, how should you treat your neighbour.? Why should you pray for them? Scripture states fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility, consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his interests but also for the interests of others. Make your attitude that of Christ Jesus, Philippians 2:2-5

Someone once stated when you encounter an individual; whether they are a beggar, a person of the streets or addict, or your next doors living in quiet neighbourhood, and ifencounter them briefly, or over long period time. You need to treat them with dignity and respect that is your neighbour is a person meet every day whether it is your neighbour, the homeless the beggar on street or drug addict. They are created in God-image, and bear the scars of sins.

The bottom line, all humanity has sinned, and we have fallen short of God’s glory. That why pray for them because they have souls

If we do not love our them and with all our heart, and our soul and our mind. How could we say we love them?

The question, who is your neighbour? How should you treat your neighbour.? scripture states fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility, consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his interests but also for the interests of others. Make your attitude that of Christ Jesus, Philippians 2:2-5

Someone once stated when you encounter an individual; whether they are beggar a person of the streets or junkies or your next doors in a quiet neighbourhood, you need to treat them with dignity and respect that your neighbour is a person created in God-image.

Dr. Tim Kellor wrote, By depicting a Samaritan helping a Jew, Jesus could not have found a more forceful way to say that anyone at all in need – regardless of race, politics, class, and religion – is your neighbour. Not everyone is your brother or sister in faith, but everyone is your neighbour, and you must love your neighbour.”

The bottom line I fall short. Of this, and I do not love my neighbour with all my heart, soul and my mind and it work in the process!!!

You need three elements, to reach the lost, one someone, to preaches, someone to prayer, and most importantly, you need Holy Spirit to move through Christians and non-Christians.

In Timothy 2:1 it states, First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,

The lost needs Jesus as a believer, whether rich or poor, As follower of Christ we need to pray for them through intercession prayer

I believe Joan Cushine penned-these words, and The Christian is freed from the bondage of sin; the penalty of sin; the guilt of sin; the dominion of sin; the power of sin. And finally, we are freed from the fear of death and hell—such things we are freed from. But there are two sides to such questions as this. There are some things that we are rid of. First, we are freed to all that is in the Bible. Here is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of divine grace. It is the bank of heaven—we may draw from it as much as we please. Next, we are freed to the throne of grace. We have a right to go to God’s throne at all times. We have a right to enter into the heavenly city. Only those who believe in Christ atoning work could make this claim.

That why we pray for the lost would be part of God’s family. As C.S Lewis stated, I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.”God gives us the grace to see through His and is helpless instead of his own eyes.

The parable of the good Samaritan is an excellent example of how you treat your neighbours. The moral of fable that its humanity, which is the victims of sin, is incapably rescuing himself; the good Samaritan is Jesus Christ. Jesus said the lawyer, ”go and do likewise.” Dr. Tim Kellar, That man might be half dead, but we were destroyed—dead in our sins (Eph. 2:1). Yet Christ did not leave us to be the living dead. On the cross, he did not merely risk his life or purity to help us; he freely gave it. Today, he speaks life into our death—even when we cannot love him or anyone else. He comes to our brokenness and vulnerability to rescue us by his grace. In this way, Jesus himself is the Good Samaritan.

We must say to ourselves something like this: ‘Well, when Jesus looked down from the cross, he didn’t think “I am giving myself to you because you are so attractive to me.” No, he was in agony, and he looked down at us – denying him, abandoning him, and betraying him – and in the greatest act of love in history, he STAYED. He said, “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing.” He loved us, not because we were lovely to him, but to make us lovely. That is why I am going to love my spouse.’ Speak to your heart like that, and then fulfill the promises you made on your wedding day.”

The gospel of justifying faith means that while Christians are, in themselves, still sinful and sinning, yet in Christ, in God’s sight, they are accepted and righteous. So we can say that we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope — at the very same time. This creates a radical new dynamic for personal growth. It means that the more you see your flaws and sins, the more precious, electrifying, and unforgettable God’s grace appears to you. But on the other hand, the more aware you are of God’s grace and acceptance in Christ, the more able you are to drop your denials and self-defences and admit the true dimensions and character of your sin.”

Essential of Prayer

The first is found in, Genesis 4:26 A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.

For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Romans 10:13 –

Got questions stated Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God’s will done on earth. God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.We pray to demonstrate our faith in God, that He will do as He has promised in His Word and bless our lives abundantly more than we could ask or hope for (Ephesians 3:20). Prayer is our primary means of seeing God work in others’ lives. Because it is our means of “plugging into” God’s power,it is our means of defeating Satan and his army that we are powerless to overcome by ourselves.

There are six types of prayers, praise, petition (supplication), intercession thanksgiving and confessions. The most effective way is to uses of the scriptures.

We come to God in prayer for a variety of reasons—to worship Him, to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness, to thank Him for His blessings, to ask for things for ourselves, and/or to pray for the needs of others

Praisef one’s gratitude and respect towards a deity, especially in a song. … There are three Hebrew words in the Bible that are translated as praise. One is “yadah” which means “praise or give thanks or confess is simply means honouring God giving Him adoring through song, and reading His word. For y of voice in thanks, to applaud or clap, to speak well of God or conversation, and celebrate.

Jonathan Edwards wrote,Tis from the little that the saints have seen of God, and know of Him in this world, that they are excited to praise Him in the degree they do here. But here they see but as in a glass darkly; they have only now and then a little glimpse of God’s excellency; but then they shall have the transcendent glory and divine excellency of God set in their immediate and full view. They shall dwell in His immediate glorious presence, and shall see face to face (I Cor. 13:12). Now the saints see the glory of God but by a reflected light, as we in the night see the light of the sun reflected from the moon; but in heaven they shall directly behold the Sun of righteousness, and shall look full upon Him when shining in all His glory.”

They have another sense how great a gift the gift of God’s only-begotten Son is. They have another sense of the greatness and dignity of the Person of Christ, and how great a thing it was for Him to become man, and how great a thing it was for Him to lay down His life, and to endure the shameful and accursed death of the cross.” “… and have another sense what eternity is.

The church of God on earth ought to be employed in the same work with the saints in heaven … we ought now to begin that work which we intend shall be the work of another world …. If our hearts be not in some measure tuned to praise in this world, we shall never do any thing at the work hereafter.”

“If you praise God sincerely in this world, it will be a sign that you are really to be one of those that shall praise Him in heaven.” petition (supplication

Means,Supplication is a request. And if the request is made to God, it becomes a prayer or When we’re humble before God, we acknowledge our sinful condition as well as God’s holiness. Humble people pray with right motives (James 4:1-3). We will pray on behalf of other people (that’s called intercession). We will believe in God’s wisdom and timing because we won’t presume to understand God’s overarching plan.

Supplication arms us with the strength and courage to suffer and wait while we ask for relief. If we’re truly humble, we will ask in faith and continue to believe even when life doesn’t turn out like we had hoped (James 1:5-8

Scriptures declares,“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6

A petition, just as it is in the political arena, is a request to a sovereign to take some action. Any request made of God, is thus a petition. Prayer, on the other hand, is any communication with God

For example the Apostle Paul wrote, Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you. Or Hannah said For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. The Lord Prayer concert a petition,Luke 11:1-4, and Matthew 6:9-13

The most common prayer petition is Philippians 4:6

intercession means, A person who intervenes on behalf of another, especially by prayer or Prayer warrior is a term used by many evangelical and other Christians to refer to anyone who is committed to praying for others.

For example in, First John 2:1 points out, “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” Jesus is the Advocate of the Christian, working on behalf of those who are His children in order to provide forgiveness and access to the Father.

Jesus’ intercession points also to the fact that Jesus is alive and has received authority to be the eternal, perfect high priest. In the Old Testament, high priests were ordained to act on behalf of the people. They had to bring sacrifices for sin on behalf of the Israelites and pray for them too (Hebrews 5:1). But it had to be done over and over again. Priests died, so new priests had to be appointed (Hebrews 7:23). But Jesus only needed to bring the sacrifice one time.

But Jesus only needed to bring the sacrifice one time. Then He was raised from the dead: this underlines the eternal value of the sacrificial death He died (Romans 6:9). And because He is alive, He is able to intercede for us without end. He continues forever (Hebrews 7:24).

Remember He died for. All those who have found forgiveness in Him have the assurance of His interce. What does Jesus pray about you (if you believe in Him)? Need you ever fear losing your salvation? Memorize Hebrews 7:25.

Someone can lose your salvation,my response how could your salivation if it already determine? Ephesians 1:4-5: For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will.

Human example would be Abraham interceding on behalf Lot and family.Genesis 18;16-33 or Judah interceding on Benjamin behalf, Genesis 44: 18 -34 or Easter interceding her people behalf.Esther 7: 3-4, 8; 6

Thanksgiving means a prayer expressing gratitude toward and Jesus Christ grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors. The Greek word is Ευχαριστία meaning thankfulness, giving of thanks to God

As scriptures declares,Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.Remember what He accomplished on the cross

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5,

Chip Ingram wrote,We’re to pray with thanksgiving – not just when we feel like it, but as an act of our will and obedience. Regardless of what’s happening in our lives, we’re to thank God for the good, for the difficult, for the unknown, for the big decision we’re facing, and even for the challenging relationships. Further more he wrote,Now, this isn’t, “Oh, God, I thank You that my wife has cancer.”  Instead it is, “Thank You, God, that You are sovereign, You are all-knowing, You are with me, and You love my wife.”

My wife, Theresa, actually did have cancer and we went through a very difficult time. Yet it was possible for me to say “thank you” in the midst of it because I chose to surrender and acknowledge my faith in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.

On personal note often, when I go through times of trouble waters,I recite this verse,”Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Remember the apostle Paul wrote this letter in jail or dungeons

Confessions Scripture declares,If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.1 John 1:8,10 furthermore it states,If we say, “We have no sin,” we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say, “We don’t have any sin,” we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:8,10

Britannica’s Wrote Confession, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the acknowledgment of sinfulness in public or private, regarded as necessary to obtain divine forgiveness. The need for confession is frequently stressed in the Bible. The mission of the Old Testament prophets was to awaken in the people a sense of sinfulness and an acknowledgment of their guilt, both personal and collective. Before the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (AD 70), the sin offerings on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) were prefaced by a collective expression of sinfulness (Lev. 16:21), and, since the destruction of the Temple, the Day of Atonement has continued in Judaism as a day of prayer, fasting, and confession.

Further more it states,CONFESSION (Lat. confessio, from confiteor, acknowledge, confess), a term meaning in general the admission and acknowledgment that one has done something which otherwise might remain undisclosed, especially the acknowledgment of guilt or wrong-doing, either in public or to somebody specially entitled to such knowledge. The term has a special importance (I) in religion, (2) in law.

The Greek word is confess” is homologeo which basically means “to say the same thing” and then “agree, admit, acknowledge.

There are three elements in accepting the Lord, repent, confess, and believe.

To repent means to change one mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse because of sin. To confess means you agree with God that you wrong,and God declare you are a sinner.

Believer Commentary states, “ In order for us to walk day by day in fellowship with God and with our fellow believers, we must confess our sins: sins of commission, sins of omission, sins of thought, sins of act, secret sins, and public sins. We must drag them out into the open before God, call them by their names, take sides with God against them, and forsake them. To believe means,to believe, or to entrust to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing); i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ):—believe, commit (to trust), put trust in Jesus.

The Voice concluded, “ÒSo if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth that “Ò Jesus is Lord,”Ó then you will be saved! Belief begins in the heart and leads to a life that’s right with God; confession departs from our lips and brings eternal salvation. Faith is not something we do. It is a response to what God has done already on our behalf, the response of a spirit restless in a fragmented world.When a Christian repents and believes the Gospel of Jesus Christ, all of their sins, past, present, and future are immediately forgiven! As scriptures declares,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. Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame,

For example the late Susan Akins wrote following,. After holding Sharon Tate she pleading with Tex and Susan to spare her, and her eight-month baby, she uttered these words, ” Look bitch, I don’t care about you. I don’t care if you’re going to have a baby or not. You’re going to die, and I don’t feel anything about it.” She felt no guilt in her mind Sharon look like store mannequin. 

In 1974 Jesus knocked her hardened, and she accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord went was her bitter heart, and replace with a soft heart. According to Susan Christ assured her that in the depths of her soul that Old things had passed away, behold all things have become new, II Corinthians 5:17  On death bed her fellow prisoner recited Psalm 23. While on earth she died in prison because she was responsible committing seven murders; however, in heaven the saints uttering a different story welcoming her into heaven and rejoicing along with the other saints

Christopher Columbus wrote I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Present

Charles Spurgeon wroteMy evidence that I am saved does not lie in the fact that I preach, or that I do this or that. All my hope lies in this: that Jesus Christ came to save sinners. I am a sinner, I trust Him, then He came to save me, and I am saved.

Furthermore he My evidence that I am saved does not lie in the fact that I preach, or that I do this or that. All my hope lies in this: that Jesus Christ came to save sinners. I am a sinner, I trust Him, then He came to save me, and I am saved.

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

Acknowledging your sins before Christ simply works!!!!

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Instant Salvation

Tex Waston wrote“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. Or H.A Ironside wrote, ”God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God.”

John Newton wrote a hymn called Amazing Grace is well-known in declaring the gospel. One part hymn states, ”Twas grace that taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear. The hour I first believed.

Let examine the hour I first believed, first twas grace taught his heart to fear;How precious did that grace appear.The hour I first believed.

John Newton,he forgot the Saviour whom his mother had so often commended to him in childhood, and while he became, like one of old, a ‘blasphemer and injurious,’however, it was all leading to a day – in the midst of a tremendous storm at sea – when he was brought to say: ‘I stood in need of an Almighty Saviour, and such a one I found described in the New Testament. To say all-around bad guy would be an understatement, often he would use foul language around a Christian, or mock Jesus he took great pleasure in sneering the Christian.,

However, it was all leading to a day – in the midst of a tremendous storm at sea – when he was brought to say: ‘I stood in need of an Almighty Saviour,

After Newton ended his seafaring days he became tide-surveyor in Liverpool, a thriving slave port with a population of 22,000. It was here that Newton first heard the great evangelist, George Whitefield, With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God. At grace site these words written,”JOHN NEWTON. Clerk. Once an infidel and libertine a servant of slaves in Africa was by the rich mercy of our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. He understood that he failed God, yet understood yet also understood instant forgiveness. How precious did that grace appear.The hour I first believed.

For example, the Apostle Paul is known as Saul persecute the church attempted to destroy the church in the infant stage. While on the road to Damascus Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest and requested letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women who belonged to the Way, he might bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem.

Suddenly a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him.

Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

“Who are You, Lord?” he said. “I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting,” He replied.  “But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The last voice he expected to hear was Jesus’s voice, remembering he was attempting to destroy the church.

But Jesus stated But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do. Most people would have lower Saul ears and would said how dare destroys my ministry and the people who were serving me. Yet Jesus stated, But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.

In Acts 26:17-18 I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified. Saul understood he was forgiven for persecuting the church.

He later wrote,one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief. This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” —and I am the worst of them. But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.

Another example is a Samaritan woman who had five husbands, and man living with her was not her husband. She stated “I see that You are a prophet. Later on she state.The woman said to Jesus, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ ). “When He comes, He will explain everything. In John 4:26, Jesus stated,  “I am He, “the One speaking to you.”

Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could this be the Messiah?” They left the town and made their way to Him.

Remember she came to draw water, and avoiding the town people on the account of her life style. She understood all her sins we’re forgiven. Later on chapter stated, ” Now many Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of what the woman said when she testified, “He told me everything I ever did.” And they told the woman, “We no longer believe because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.

Another example is found in Luke 7:37-50, And a woman in the town who was a sinner found out that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house. She brought an alabaster jar of fragrant oil and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant oil. When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what kind of woman this is who is touching Him—she’s a sinner!”

Turning to the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she, with her tears, has washed My feet and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave Me no kiss, but she hasn’t stopped kissing My feet since I came in. 46 You didn’t anoint My head with olive oil, but she has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47 Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why[n] she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.” Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Luke 7:44-48,50.

Prior Jesus stated these words, Jesus replied to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher,” he said, “say it.” 41 “A creditor had two debtors. One owed 500 denarii, and the other 50. 42 Since they could not pay it back, he graciously forgave them both. So, which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “I suppose the one he forgave more.” “You have judged correctly,” He told him.

In Romans 5;20 The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more. Furthermore, scriptures declares, All have sinnned, and fall short.

In Mark 5 ; 1-20, In the region of the Gerasenes an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met Him. He lived in the tombs. No one was able to restrain him anymore—even with chains — because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him. And always, night and day, he was crying out among the tombs and in the mountains and cutting himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before Him. And he cried out with a loud voice, “What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don’t torment me!” 9 “What is your name?” He asked him. “My name is Legion,” he answered Him, “because we are many.Jesus casts the demons into the pigs.

They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been demon-possessed by the legion, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind.

As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging Him to be with Him. But He would not let him; instead, He told him, “Go back home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how He has had mercy on you.” So he went out and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and they were all amazed. Remember he had 6 to 8 thousands within him and, they torment him night and day. The next minute he dressed and in his right mind. All he would do declare that Jesus had mercy on him. Remember he was well known in this region.

Another example would be David Berkowitz known as Son of Sam While serving his time in prison the fear and anguished still haunted him, and lived in torment for ten years. Especially at nighttime when he was alone in his cell trying to sleep the demons would would still torment him.

However, David encountered a man named Rick, He told him that Jesus Christ loves him, and he wanted to forgive him, and had a plan and purpose in his life, and God sent me personally to this prison to tell you this.” Berkowitz shook his head, immediately dismissing. “There’s no way Jesus Christ could love me,” Berkowitz said. “I’ve done too much evil.” Rick insisted, “Jesus doesn’t hate you. He loves you”, however, David did accept the New Testament with the Psalms and Proverbs. Until he read Psalms 34;6 where it said, “ This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him from all his troubles.”

In 1987, David Berkowitz known as Son of Sam repented of sins, and became a Christian. According to his personal testimony, his moment of conversion occurred after reading Psalm 34: 6; “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.” He said this prayer; I told Him that I was sick and tired of doing evil. I asked for Jesus to forgive me for all my sins.” In his own words he stated, “ I spent a good while on my knees praying to Him. When I got up it felt as if a very heavy burden an invisible chain that had been around me for so many years was suddenly broken. A peace flooded over him. He did not understand what was happening. But in his heart He just knew that my life, somehow, would be different. He slept li like a baby. Another favourite text is Romans 10:13. It says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Here, it is clear that God has no favourites. He rejects no one, but welcomes all who will call upon Him.

Jesus declares these words,Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. He also declared 17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned.

Scripture declares, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How joyful is the man the Lord does not charge with sin and in whose spirit is no deceit!

Furthermore, it, As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses. In short, none would enter heaven gates, all of us would perish

So when the individual repents, confesses theirs sins, and believe that Jesus redeemed them from the curse of sins. The hymns,and the scriptures, comes alive within that person. The burden of sin is lifted from the individual, and the world seems brighter and the future is more brighter.

Tex Waston wrote, 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.

The heart of the gospel is found in John 3:14-18 it states, 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in Him will[i] have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.

The Work Of Christ

Offices of prophet, priest, and king all important in OT
OT anticipates a better officeholder for each office
The prophet of Deuteronomy 18:15
The Davidic king of 2 Samuel 7
The substitutionary servant of Isaiah 53
Jesus the Prophet, in “The crowds answered, ‘This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.’” (Matthew 21:11) Also John 4;19“‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘I can see that you are a prophet.’”
Where in Deuteronomy 18:15 For Moses said, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people. Lastly in Matthew 13;57‘Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honour.’
A prophet who speak on behalf God need to be 110% accurate in Deuteronomy 18; 20;22 ‘Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honour.’ When a prophet speaks in the Lord’s name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
Jesus had display that He was a prophet foretold Moses, The Heidelberg Catechism calls Him “our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption” (A. 31) RC Sproul As the Prophet, Jesus is the only One who can reveal what God has been purposing in history “since the world began” and who can teach and make manifest the real meaning of the “scriptures of the prophets” (the Old Testament; see Rom. 16:25–26). We can expect to make progress in the Christian life only as we heed His instruction and teaching.
But Christ did both perfectly. Romans 5:19 says, “By the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:10 says, “When we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son.” There is no other way to come into the presence of God than through Christ alone.
For example in Luke 4; 18- 19 Jesus uttered “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, To proclaim the favourable year of the Lord. And Jesus said, “While you heard these words just now, they were coming true! Since Jesus proclaims these words either he was a prophet or God Himself, since He declared these concerning Himself. The stakes were higher Him.
John MacArthur in sermon on Blind for the Glory of God spoke these words concerning Jesus healing powers, “People with deformed and diseased organs were given new organs.  People with blind eyes given new eyes.  People who couldn’t hear given new ears.
Healing of Simon mother In Law Luke 4;38- 39.
Healing of Leper Luke 5; 13- 14.
Healing of paralytic Luke 5; 25- 26.
Healing centurion’s slave Luke 7; 10
Rising young man who was dead Luke 7; 14-15.
Forgiving a Immoral woman of her sins. Luke 7; 40- 50
Casting out demons Luke 8; 32.
Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead after being dead for four days. John 11;43-44
Jesus predicted his death and resurrection found in, Mark 8:31, Mark 9:30-32, and, Mark 10:32- 34: note the accuracy in Mark 10: 32 – 34,
Jesus also predicted that second temple would be completely destroyed Found in Matthew 24; 2 Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” In 70 AD 40 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection Tiberius Julius Alexander and the roman soldiers. Even thou Tiberius wanted preserved the temple, however, the Roman solider destroyed the famous Second Temple and burn it to the ground. Accordingly, Historian Josephus claimed that Titus wanted to preserve the temple, but his soldiers were so angry at their resilient opponents that they burned it. The remaining Jews were slaughtered or sold as slaves. Several thing to considered; one it occurred 40 year after Jesus death and resurrection. The Romans magistrate were not exactly friendly to the Christian cultures if any they wanted to exterminate the christian movement The Roman solder likely were not aware Jesus predication, if they knew perhaps would have left the temple intact.
Jesus also predicated many false Christs and false prophets warn His follower not to follow them or listen them.

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945 responsible for exterminating six million Jewish people.
Charles Manson 1934) ordering his family of butchering nine people 1969 serving a life sentence.
Jim Jones (1931–1978 accountable for over 909 follower to commit suicide along with himself order the the killing of man Leo Ryan U.S. Representative from California’s 11th congressional district.
Charles Ryrie “The prophet spoke to men from God; the priest speaks to God for men.”
In Leviticus 21;1, 22;16 Aaron brother Moses was appointed and his sons were appointed by God The High Priest “The prophet spoke to men from God; the priest speaks to God for men.” Scriptures declares Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying: This is the law of the sin-offering: in the place where the burnt-offering is killed shall the sin-offering be killed before the LORD; it is most holy. In Hebrew 5;1“Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. In Leviticus 16;3-5 Aaron is to enter the most holy place in this way: with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4 He is to wear a holy linen tunic, and linen undergarments are to be on his body. He must tie a linen sash around him and wrap his head with a linen turban. These are holy garments; he must bathe his body with water before he wears them. 5 He is to take from the Israelite community two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. Responsible for representing the people before God Represented people especially by offering sacrifices.Two types of offerings – thank offerings and guilt offerings. “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. You are to hold a sacred assembly and practice self-denial; you are to present a fire offering to the Lord.
Where in Leviticus 16;21-22  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. 22 The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there.
According Encyclopaedia Britannica the chief religious functionary in the Temple of Jerusalem, whose unique privilege was to enter the Holy of Holies (inner sanctum) once a year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to burn incense and sprinkle sacrificial animal blood to expiate his own sins and those of the people of Israel. On this occasion he wore only white linen garments, forgoing the elaborate priestly vestments worn during the year whenever he chose to officiate at services. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life.”Leviticus 17:11

When Jesus is called our High Priest, it is with reference to both of these previous priesthoods. Like Melchizedek, He is ordained as a priest apart from the Law given on Mount Sinai (Hebrews 5:6).as he says also in another place, You are a priest forever,
Like the Levitical priests, Jesus offered a sacrifice to satisfy the Law of God when He offered Himself for our sins (Hebrews 7:26-27). For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and pexalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. Unlike the Levitical priests, who had to continually offer sacrifices, Jesus only had to offer His sacrifice once, gaining eternal redemption for all who come to God through Him (Hebrews 9:12). Jesus entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
Hebrews has several passages depicting Jesus as the High Priest (Hebrews 2:17; 3:1; 4:14-5:10; 6:20; 7:11-8:2; 10:12). of priest was an important one in the Old Testament system and is fulfilled by Jesus.
Jesus as High Priest mediates for us. His sacrifice is what provides cleansing for our sins. Rather than a yearly (or daily) atonement, Jesus’ sacrifice is once-for-all (Hebrews 10:1-18). Jesus, like the high priests of Old Testament times, stands in the gap between us (the people) and God. He made the necessary sacrifice for us (Jesus was without sin so did not need to offer a sacrifice for Himself as did the high priests of the Old Testament). Those who have put their faith in Jesus have been made righteous by Him (2 Corinthians 5:21) and are now able to enter into God’s presence.
John 1:29 “‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’
Romans 8:3, “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man…”
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
Also “sympathize[s] with our weaknesses” (Hebrews 4:15)
Atonement not Jesus’ only work as priest

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“‘He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.’” (Luke 1:32-33)
Since the second Temple was destroyed in 70 AD were all the family tree of the Jewish descendant were kept in great details and they were scattered throughout Europe and Asia, and would have been impossible to trace Judah line never mind David line found in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 especially King Solomon line where the royal line was established, in 1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30, Believer Commentary wrote,” It seems obvious that the Messianic line ended with the Lord Jesus. No one else can ever present a valid legal claim to the throne of David.

However, there is a record found in Luke 3; 23-38 and Matthew 1; 1-16 this was the line of King David Mary and Joseph was in king David line. Mary was found in Luke 3; 23-38 for an example in Luke 3 (v. 23) was the father-in-law of Joseph and the father of Mary.also was descended from David through his son Nathan (v. 31 Solomon brother. Joseph line found in Matthew 1; 1-16 where in Matthew 1:6 it states Solomon mother of Bathsheba. Where royal line was established as promise by King David found in 1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30.
Since God promised King David that his line would reign forever found in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 However, Joseph was not Jesus’ true father since the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary found in Matthew 1:16 and Luke 3:23.
Believer Commentary wrote, In Jeremiah 22:30 God pronounced a curse on this man: Thus says the LORD:” Write this man down as childless, A man who shall not prosper in his days; For none of his descendants shall prosper, Sitting on the throne of David, And ruling anymore in Judah. The nations of Jewish people were capture and were sent into exile where they cease ruling on the throne; however, the family tree continued on until Joseph
“If Jesus had been the real son of Joseph, He could not have redeemed mankind from the of their sin. Since Joseph was also part of Adam curse, and Jesus could not be the true lamb of God that would take away the sins of the world. As scripture declares,” I was sinful when my mother conceived me. For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. Yet, He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David.

The problem was solved by the miracle of the virgin birth: Jesus was the legal heir to the throne through Joseph. He was the real Son of David through Mary. The curse on Jeconiah did not fall on Mary or her children since she did not descend from Jeconiah shall not prosper, “Yet He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David. Since Joseph was in Solomon family tree where royal line was established. Since seed came from Holy Spirit Jesus would not be effect by the sin curse

“They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna!’ ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Blessed is the King of Israel!’” (John 12:13)
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ ‘Yes, it is as you say,’ Jesus replied.” (Matthew 27:11)
One day all will recognize Jesus as king
“Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter.’ He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:15-16)