Victims Of The Letter Of The Law
"And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
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This is where it all began – The first breach between God and man was first spoken between the woman and God. It was woman who received the enmity between her seed and the serpent’s. Her seed would bruise the head and the serpent’s seed would bruise the heel.
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Woman’s sorrow would greatly multiply, conception and in sorrow she would bring forth children. Her husband now was her ruler, creating the separation between her and God; and her husband would also be her desire:
“There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband."
The covenant was made through Abraham. Abraham’s offering would be the blessing which through his seed would redeem the world. A barren woman would bring forth; and it would be a woman whom the son of man would first be revealed.
He was revealed first to Mary who would bear him; and that his name would be Jesus.
"And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus."
And it was woman who first saw the resurrected Jesus, after three days in the tomb:
"Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. 11. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12. And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master."
And a woman would reveal the second child who stands up in his stead (Ecclesiastes 4:15), the one who is taken out of the way (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7), cut off (Daniel 9:26), so that evil is revealed; for the overspreading of abominations he will make it desolate (Daniel 9:27).
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days."
She has travailed, in pain to be delivered. She knows who he is, she knows who she is but she has yet a little time. The Word is still being shared throughout the nations and the last that should be beheaded for his name and for the Word of God has not yet been fulfilled.
Now they seek the seed. They have run the same hallways and rooms as did she, looking for him, but they will not find him until the appointed time.
A breach has occurred between a woman and her husband because her desire is to please God. She loves the Lord with all her heart, mind, soul and strength. Because the Lord comes first all her breaches will be repaired.
She knows who seeks the sanctuary which is the “desire of their eyes” whom “their soul pitieth”. She knows the cherub that covereth, who will be destroyed from the midst of the stones of fire. She has been in the panic room, she has touched the feet that will bruise the serpent’s head.
She has seen the outline of the chambers in a river parted for crossing on dry ground. She has been protected from the wolves as they try to cut her off.
She has seen the vessel with the spirit of the wicked one. She has seen the mirror and beheld the false one hiding the coveted one.
She has seen the light of His countenance brighter than the sun. He took her into heaven and showed her “One” with every living thing.
She has flown above the trees, and she has seen the “below road” which she walked to his hiding place.
She beheld Jesus twice; where he told her “have faith and keep your eyes on me”, and another time where he told her “tell him that you saw me”.
She was to tell all of them . . . all of them that the sword and the shield are real and the promise is coming.
The first thing she said to Jesus with her heart and not her tongue; “I know who you are”. And when he held her to his bosom, her tears flowed as she next said “I love you, do you know that?”
Of course He did know, because that love came from him; from the book of remembrance, written within her.
That love was the word, which was first breathed by the Spirit of God over the waters of an unformed earth, before the command for there to be light was spoken.
That silent sound before every word of God, is the seed which was breathed into the nostrils of man for him to become a living soul. It is the life that lighteth every man, and it is the life that has already overcome death.
"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God."
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
You cannot get there but by Christ:
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
When the woman was yet a girl, Jesus appeared with another man to her three times in a dream. The first time he appeared to her in this dream, they both first appeared as a sword and a shield. Then they changed and were covered from head to toe in armor.
She had the vision when she was still a young girl at the age of sixteen. She did not at all know the significance of the sword and the shield other than that they were in scripture. Now she knows:
"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"
“Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great."
“Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word."
The Sword is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Jesus is the Word made flesh.
The shield is the shield of faith, also the shield of salvation. He is also my “hiding place” and “my shield”
The shield covereth me as it covereth the Word. I now also know who the other man was in that dream.
What is the Kingdom of Heaven?
Sometime in the day on Thursday, which would have been the 26th of March, 2015, I was reading some article on the Constitution of the United States. I can’t remember where I was, but it may well have been during my wait time at the doctor’s office (I wasn’t the one being seen).
As I read the article, the phrase “in the spirit of the letter” came into my head. I thought to myself, “where did that come from?” Following this, another phrase came into my head “To the letter of the law”, and I know where I had heard that phrase. I heard it while my mother was watching T.V.: A show titled “Andy Griffith Show” where the title character was a sheriff of a town called “Mayberry”. They used that phrase a lot in the show.
I began some searches in the Bible on the words “spirit letter” and “letter law” and found some surprising results. When I searched online I found some even more interesting results and I am going to start with the “last in-first out”.
"But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."
Jesus was asked by those he taught what the kingdom of Heaven was like. He answered in various parables throughout his ministry. When some of the disciples asked Jesus why he gave these answers in parables, Jesus would answer:
“He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given."
Was Jesus practicing exclusion? No, because those who sought the Spirit through Christ in truth and love would understand, just as those to whom Ezra read the book of the law in Nehemiah 8.
The disciples were still trying to understand it all at the time. It was given them to understand the mysteries because it would be they who were sent out into the world to teach the truth after Jesus was crucified. Jesus’ resurrection would be witnessed by them and others, so that truth could be testified in the world.
Of the parables that Jesus spoke, the “seed” and the “word” were often paired because the “seed” is the Word of God.
"Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God."
Jesus, the Word made flesh, likens the “Kingdom of Heaven” to the man who sows the “good seed” in his field:
“But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 24. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way."
Why is the kingdom of heaven like a man which sowed good seed in his field if the enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat?
One of Daniel’s prophecies in chapter 2 verse 43 is that “they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men . . .” These are the tares.
Remember the substance with which we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” in David’s praise to God in Psalms 139. The tares sowed by the enemy in this parable are grown together with the wheat and not pulled up, so as not to damage the wheat. They are harvested together with the tares being thrown into the flame and the wheat being put up into the barn.
If “one is taken and the other left” in Matthew 24:40-42” then the tares and wheat are not the bodies, but the seed among the seed, or the grain among the thorns. To pull up the tares before the harvest would damage the field – or to pull up the bad seed among the good seed would damage the whole of the body, possibly killing some of the promised.
The crop must mature, and the numbers must be complete. Not one grain will fall to the earth of what God promised Abraham, or any fall through the sieve that was given to Christ.
The Israel is scattered amongst many nations “in the midst” of many people, like dew on the grass – like “grain” to be “sifted”, not a drop of “Israel” falling to the earth.
Many nations will become children of Abraham on that day (Zechariah 2:11), through faith in Christ; faith that, like a mustard seed, is the smallest of seeds but becomes the greatest of herbs, becoming a tree.
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."
The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which is also used in metaphor by Jesus in his description of the power of faith (Matthew 17:20). Faith is not given the same reverence by the world as such things as knowledge or “science”, proof or evidence, yet it is more powerful than any of them, and it grows the more you nourish (exercise) your faith.
Jesus said -
“Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened."
The same is the seed of Israel, which was scattered and “hid” among the Gentiles “in the midst” of many people (Micah 5:7-8); and the same as the tares which grow with the wheat until the harvest, so that the wheat is not harmed trying to pull it out while it is still in the process of cultivation. This is the multiplying of the seed of the nation of Abraham; not through the blood of man, but by the blood of Christ, sown by love, cultivated by faith.
God is amazing! What a protective and loving thing he has done for all mankind, if we can just hang on and keep our eyes on Him in faith and love!
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field."
To forsake all our worldly wants, desires, goals, and material possessions to reach for this very so precious gift.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46. Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it."
Nothing else matters but that gift that God has promised, that through faith in Christ we are all made children of Abraham; sons of God, when all tears are wiped away from our eyes and the burdens of this place are no more. Nothing man has built is going to last. This one precious thing is our new beginning.
Again, the “harvest” of another kind – Wheat and the tares -
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48. Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away."
We are the vessels into which the good is gathered and put; we are to bear our vessels in sanctification and honour – 1 Thessalonians 4:4
“Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 52. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. 53. And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence."
Every scribe instructed on the Kingdom should bring forth the things new and old; where God has scattered the treasure. Just as the reading of the Book of the Law in Ezra’s time, this treasure is meant to be gathered for understanding of the truth in the writings of the prophets concerning the temple of the body and the restoration of God’s law within it.
After these things, Jesus callus unto Peter who the people say that he is. Peter answers that they believe Jesus is Elijah or John the Baptist or some other prophet. Jesus asks “who do you say I am” to which Peter answers “You are the son of God”.
Jesus rejoices in his heart, because only the Spirit could have told Peter, since no man had. From there in Matthew 16, this exchange goes:
“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. 19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ."
Why did Jesus instruct this? Was he afraid? No. Because the Son and the Father is revealed through the Spirit, not through the flesh. It is a personal revelation between God and man, through the Spirit, IN Christ’s name. If the heart is absent of the Spirit, then no faith in him will follow; therefore the flesh and decisions you make will be based on such with reliance in self and men before reliance on God.
Three things draw you closer to God: Repentance through Christ, daily prayer, and faithful searching of His heart through his Word in the Bible.
Where Is The Kingdom of Heaven?
Jesus tells his disciples what the kingdom of heaven is, or rather, what it is like. He also tells us, as do scriptures in the prophets of the old testament, where the Kingdom of God is. It’s domain is endless and yet it is inside you.
“And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven."
Where does the Lord God of Israel dwell? In a gold box hidden somewhere? In the very pit of the earth which the people of old dwell which he prophesies against? Does the God who created everything live on a planet somewhere in the great universe? No. Scripture tells us where God dwells.
“And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth."
Isaiah repeats this fact:
“O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth."
The Cherubims are over the Ark of the Covenant shadowing the mercyseat. Inside the Ark of the Covenant laid roundabout with gold is the golden pot with manna, Aaron’s rod that buds, and the tables of the covenant. Above the Ark, on the top of it sits the mercy seat. The Ark of the Covenant sits in the tabernacle which is called the holiest of all, beyond the second veil.
"And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; 4. Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; 5. And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly."
The “tabernacle which is called the holiest of all” is after the second veil. Before the second veil is the tabernacle made which was the first, called the sanctuary. This is where the candlestick, and the table with the shewbread is. This is the “worldly sanctuary” according to Paul in Hebrews 9: 1-3:
"Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. 2. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. 3. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;"
Where was this “tabernacle” called the sanctuary, and the tabernacle called the holiest of all after the second veil?
There was a house built for the Lord:
“Huram said moreover, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the Lord, and an house for his kingdom."
David was given the instruction for the building of the house, but it would be Solomon who would build it. Solomon fell to self worship and the building of Idols in high places. But before he did, he was charged with building a house . . . for the NAME of the Lord (Bethlehem = “house for the name of the Lord”)
"Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the Lord his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet."
"And the Lord hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel."
So then Daniel, one of the young of the nobles taken to Babylon when Jerusalem and Judah fell to Nebuchadnezzar; received wisdom to interpret the dreams of the king of Babylon concerning the mixed seed and the kingdom of God:
“And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure."
It shall consume all these kingdoms, just as the rod that became a serpent consumed all the serpents of the Pharaoh’s wizards and sorcerers.
Now these same men of old, men of renown seek out that which is behind the second veil. The seek the Ark of the Covenant, the “Prince”.
They have him now. They have worked since his childhood to break him. We know, because upon the mercyseat is that thing which Paul could not “now speak particularly”, and upon that is that which they seek.
The souls of men they have bought, sold and traded to obtain this thing. They have seduced men with knowledge and promises of being gods. They have stolen the souls through flatteries, sorceries and seductions to find the one proselyte, to make him two-fold more the child of hell than themselves, Matthew 23:15.
What is it that the devil wanted from the body of Moses in Jude 1:9, that was not dimmed or abated in Deuteronomy 34:7 upon his death?
Why was the angel that stopped him named in the Bible as the “Archangel”?
Who protects the seed which is the Word of God”?
There are two cherumbim.
There are two “anointed ones”.
There is only one named Archangel.
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