Not The Destroyer But The Completer

JESUS WAS AND IS THE FULFILLMENT NOT THE DESTROYER OF THE LAW

The blood of bulls and goats could not cleanse sin. In that it was not perfect, “not complete”. It took the perfect sacrifice which was Jesus the perfect Lamb of God who made it; “the law” complete. Heb 9-, Heb 10:4

Matthew 5:17–19 (KJV 1900)
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 16:17 (KJV 1900)
17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Isaiah 40:8 (KJV 1900)
40 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Malachi 3:6 (KJV 1900)
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV 1900)
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

A TRUE WORSHIPER OF GOD SHOULD SEEK TO KNOW THE TRUTH Jn. 8:32

Don’t be a Pharisee! “One who tries to place more authority on some scriptures yet seemingly forget about the importance of the others”. “Strain at a Gnat and swallow a Camel Matt 23:24”. 1. Not the doctrines of man but that which is of God. For in Him, “Jesus” you are complete”. Col. 2:9-10 2. Ye shall know the Truth = “His Word” 3. There is no power to save in the doctrines of man. NONE! Matt 15:9, Mark 7:7

The following commentary will help to understand the words of Jesus in Matt. 5:17-18I. Matthew 5:17

Think not that I am come to destroy the law—Do not imagine that I am come to violate the law καταλυσαι, from κατα, and λυω, I loose, violate, or dissolve—I am not come to make the law of none effect—to dissolve the connection which subsists between its several parts, or the obligation men are under to have their lives regulated by its moral precepts; nor am I come to dissolve the connecting reference it has to the good things promised. But I am come, πληρωσαι, to complete—to perfect its connection and reference, to accomplish every thing shadowed forth in the Mosaic ritual, to fill up its great design; and to give grace to all my followers, πληρωσαι, to fill up, or complete, every moral duty. In a word, Christ completed the law:
1st. In itself, it was only the shadow, the typical representation, of good things to come; and he added to it that which was necessary to make it perfect, His Own Sacrifice, without which it could neither satisfy God, nor sanctify men.
2dly. He completed it in himself by submitting to its types with an exact obedience, and verifying them by his death upon the cross.
3dly. He completes this law, and the sayings of his prophets, in his members, by giving them grace to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and their neighbor as themselves; for this is all the law and the prophets.
It is worthy of observation, that the word ‏גמר‎ gamar, among the rabbins, signifies not only to fulfill, but also to teach; and, consequently, we may infer that our Lord intimated, that the law and the prophets were still to be taught or inculcated by him and his disciples; and this he and they have done in the most pointed manner. See the Gospels and epistles; and see especially this sermon on the mount, the Epistle of James, and the Epistle to the Hebrews. And this meaning of the word gives the clear sense of the apostle’s words, Colossians 1:25. Whereof I am made a minister, πληρωσαι τον λογον του Θεου, to fulfill the word of God, i.e. to teach the doctrine of God.
II. Matthew 5:18
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven—In the very commencement of his ministry, Jesus Christ teaches the instability of all visible things. “The heaven which you see, and which is so glorious, and the earth which you inhabit and love, shall pass away; for the things which are seen are temporal, προσκαιρα, are for a time; but the things which are not seen are eternal αιωνια, ever-during,” 2 Corinthians 4:18. And the Word of the Lord endureth for ever.
One jot or one tittle—One yod, (‏י‎), the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet. One tittle or point, κεραια, either meaning those points which serve for vowels in this language, if they then existed; or the seraphs, or points of certain letters, such as ‏ר‎ resh, or ‏ד‎ daleth, ‏ה‎ he, or ‏ח‎ cheth (as the change of any of these into the other would make a most essential alteration in the sense, or, as the rabbins say, destroy the world). Or our Lord may refer to the little ornaments which certain letters assume on their tops, which cause them to appear like small branches. The following letters only can assume coronal apices, ‏ץ‎ tsaddi—‏ג‎ gimel—‏ז‎ zain—‏נ‎ nun—‏ט‎ teth—‏ע‎ ayin—‏ש‎ shin. These, with the coronal apices, often appear in MSS.
That this saying, one jot or one tittle, is a proverbial mode of expression among the Jews, and that it expressed the meaning given to it above, is amply proved by the extracts in Lightfoot and Schoettgen. The reader will not be displeased to find a few of them here, if he can bear with the allegorical and strongly figurative language of the rabbins.
“The book of Deuteronomy came and prostrated itself before the Lord, and said: ‘O Lord of the world, thou hast written in me thy law; but now, a Testament defective in some parts is defective in all. Behold, Solomon endeavors to root the letter yod out of me.’ (In this text, Deuteronomy 17:5. ‏לא ירבה נשים‎ lo yirbeh, nashim, he shall not multiply wives). The holy blessed God answered, ‘Solomon and a thousand such as he shall perish, but the least word shall not perish out of thee.'”
In Shir Hashirim Rabba, are these words:
“Should all the inhabitants of the earth gather together, in order to whiten one feather of a crow, they could not succeed: so, if all the inhabitants of the earth should unite to abolish one ‏י‎ yod, which is the smallest letter in the whole law, they should not be able to effect it.”
In Vayikra Rabba, s. 19, it is said:
“Should any person in the words of Deuteronomy 6:4, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is ‏אחד‎ achad, One Lord, change the ‏ד‎ daleth into a ‏ר‎ resh, he would ruin the world.” [Because, in that case, the word ‏אחר‎ achar, would signify a strange or false God].
“Should any one, in the words of Exodus 34:14, Thou shalt worship no Other, ‏אחר achar, God, change ‏ר resh into ‏ד daleth, he would ruin the world.” [Because the command would then run, Thou shalt not worship the Only or true God].
“Should any one in the words of Leviticus 22:32, Neither shall ye Profane ‏תחללו techelelu, my holy name, change ‏ח cheth into ‏ה he, he would ruin the world.” [Because the sense of the commandment would then be, Neither shall ye Praise my holy name].
“Should any one, in the words of Psalm 150:6, Let every thing that hath breath Praise, ‏תהלל tehalel, the Lord, change ‏ה, he into ‏ח cheth, he would ruin the world.” [Because the command would then run, Let every thing that hath breath Profane the Lord].
“Should any one, in the words of Jeremiah 5:10, They lied Against the Lord, ‏ביהוה beihovah, change ‏ב beth into ‏כ caph, he would ruin the world.” [For then the words would run, They lied Like the Lord].
“Should any one, in the words of Hosea, Hosea 5:7, They have dealt treacherously, ‏ביהוה beihovah, Against the Lord, change ‏ב beth into ‏כ caph, he would ruin the world.” [For then the words would run, They have dealt treacherously Like the Lord].
“Should any one, in the words of 1 Samuel 2:2, There is none holy As the Lord, change ‏כ caph into ‏ב beth, he would ruin the world.” [For then the words would mean, There is no holiness In the Lord].
These examples fully prove that the μια κεραια of our Lord, refers to the apices, points, or corners, that distinguish ‏ב‎ beth from ‏כ‎ caph; ‏ח‎ cheth from ‏ה‎ he; and ‏ר‎ resh from ‏ד‎ daleth. For the reader will at once perceive, how easily a ‏כ‎ caph may be turned into a ‏ב‎ beth; a ‏ה‎ he into a ‏ח‎ cheth; and a ‏ר‎ resh into a ‏ד‎ daleth: and he will also see of what infinite consequence it is to write and print such letters correctly.
Till all be fulfilled—Or, accomplished. Though all earth and hell should join together to hinder the accomplishment of the great designs of the Most High, yet it shall all be in vain—even the sense of a single letter shall not be lost. The words of God, which point out his designs, are as unchangeable as his nature itself. Every sinner, who perseveres in his iniquity, shall surely be punished with separation from God and the glory of his power; and every soul that turns to God, through Christ, shall as surely be saved, as that Jesus himself hath died.
III. Matthew 5:19
Whosoever—shall break one of these least commandments—The Pharisees were remarkable for making a distinction between weightier and lighter matters in the law, and between what has been called, in a corrupt part of the Christian Church, mortal and venial sins. See on Matthew 22:36 (note).
Whosoever shall break. What an awful consideration is this! He who, by his mode of acting, speaking, or explaining the words of God, sets the holy precept aside, or explains away its force and meaning, shall be called least—shall have no place in the kingdom of Christ here, nor in the kingdom of glory above. – Adam Clarke’s Commentary. –

Revival At Marks FPC

Several new people coming and excited about church. God is so Good! Looking forward to the things God is going to do.

To The Lord Jesus be all glory and praise!

Peace Treaty 2019

Peace Treaty- 2019

 

President Trump will present his long-awaited Peace Treaty at the UN Council, possibly during the first quarter of 2019.  It has been said by many this should pass.  This will mark the beginning of Daniels seventieth week if it does pass.  Many would call this the seven-year tribulation.  (Dan. 9:27- And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate).   

 

It looks as though the “he” in the above scripture is no doubt the antichrist, but wait, according to 1 John 4:3, the spirit of antichrist was in the world during the days of the apostles.  So, could it be the spirit of antichrist is at work in a more condensed way within the UN, “The head of the one world order or government”?  Most that represent different countries who are members of the UN do not believe the Messiah is come.  They do not believe that Jesus is come in the flesh, and according to 1John 4:3, this is the spirit of antichrist.

 

So, if the UN, possessed by the spirit of antichrist, is the “he” spoken of in Daniel 9:27, then there would be no other place on Earth other than the UN for the spirit of antichrist to confirm the covenant.  The spirit of antichrist is at work in the majority of those who make up the UN: And he shall confirm the covenant with many.

 

It’s time to make your calling and election sure!

A Day In The Life Of An Apostolic Pastor

A day in the life of the “Apostolic Preacher”.  

Starting your day, every day, with prayer is a must!!  A day without prayer would be like a day without oxygen.  Starting the day talking with the love of your life makes for a day filled with wondrous events.  The Lord God, He is good!!  

With all the pressures of life coming at us like a steamroller, we need that wonderful communication with the Master.  It is that sweet communication which brings joy and strength that we so desperately need!! (Nehemiah8:10)

The signs of His soon return are all around us; so, we should live our lives as though He is about to return any second.  Surely, we are living in the last days!!

 

The Midnight Hour

People are running to and fro not realizing how soon the Lord’s return.  Many people simply believe things will continue as they always have.  A president will rise, and then another will soon take their place; so, many are looking for some man to straighten things out in this world.  They will assuredly receive a man, but he will be the devil cloaked in human flesh.  This one is known in the Bible as the antichrist.  The Bible is very clear that the end will come as a thief in the night.  No one knows when a thief will come and break into your home, just as no one knows when the Son of man cometh.  God help all of us to be readyHe is coming in an hour when we think not!  The rapture of the church will soon take place without warning.   

07/24/16

The Lord moved upon my heart to study the small book of Jude.  My focus was on verse 20; however, after immense studies, I soon found the power and focus of the letter was to inform the church evil men and seducers had crept into their ranks.  Jude begin with a torrent of power and anointing explaining the character of these people.  He related them to the Old Testament characters: Cain, Balaam and Korah.  Cain was his own teacher and didn’t believe God meant what He said.  Driven by pride and greed, Balaam was a prophet for hire; so, proclaiming a blessing or curse was just another day’s work for him.  WhereasKorah and his followers were people filled with rebellion and steeped in their own ways who always wanted to be first in power.  After Jude told all the traits of the people who crept in, some even trying to corrupt the people of God, he switches his emotions and begins to put on a display of love, compassion, and concern.  Jude admonishes them in verse 20 to, “Build up their most holy faith by praying in the Holy Ghost”.  God always has a way for us to remain in a constant state of preparedness in this evil and corrupt world.    

 Jude 1:20 (KJV)- But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,     

Jude 1:20 (TLB)- But you, dear friends, must build up your lives ever more strongly upon the foundation of our holy faith, learning to pray in the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. 

So, how do we know when we are praying in the Spirit or the Holy Ghost?

1 Corinthians 14:2 (KJV)- For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:4 (KJV)- He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

Edifieth– to build a house, erect a building, or to build (up from the foundation). 

1 Corinthians 14:2 (MSG)- If you praise him in the private language of tongues, God understands you but no one else does, for you are sharing intimacies just between you and him.

1 Corinthians 14:4 (MSG)- The one who prays using a private “prayer language” certainly gets a lot out of it,

I believe the Lord is trying to speak to us about more than just praying, but how to go about ‘praying in the Holy Ghost’.  

This is speaking to us about:

PRAYERS WHICH WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Biblical Illustrator: 

The man who prays before he is the subject of a new life is unconscious of the Divine presence which stirs up his prayers and prompts his faint desires to long after better things. When a believer learns to pray in the Holy Ghost, he is awakened to the nearness and active operation of a mystic Being who incites and energizes his prayers which makes him inherently well-pleasing to God.  The Spirit stimulates a sense of need deep within the soul-of the man who prays according to this evangelical standard.  Many are comparatively prayerless in their habits because there is no sharp sense of need at the core of their life.   

 Not only does the wisdom of God interpret the secrets of redemption to the heart of a man when he prays in the Holy Ghost, but the power of God brings him into a new world where all things are possible.  Thus, he keeps in the love of God which means he is victorious over all seen and unseen foes.  

 It ought to be no little encouragement to us that this habit is spoken of as one of the conditions of our perseverance; and, it must therefore be just as possiblefor us to pray in the Holy Ghost as it is to keep ourselves in the love of God.   

Would we succeed in these endeavors at opening our minds to the truth and efficacy of “our most holy faith”?  Would we overcome the aversions and surmount the difficulties which stand in the way of all our apprehensions; and, that which opposes the exercise of all our sensibilities on its high spiritual objects?  Would we see the designs of Christianity and feel them to continue under their influence?  So, let us follow the next admonition and, “pray in the Holy Ghost”.  The Divine Spirit dictated the scriptures; and therefore, when we pray for things agreeably to the tenor of the revealed will of God, we are said in one sense, to pray under this influence.