Thursday, September 16, 2010

THE KEYS TO UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY PART 2

The whole Bible testified to the Gospel that JESUS CHRIST announced when HE walked as a SON of man. If you have the eyes to see it and the mind to comprehend it, the whole of the Christian Bible is the testimony of this Gospel fully expounded, documented and illustrated in the lives, events and prophecies recorded in the Scripture of Truth.

As I explained earlier and also elsewhere that the bulk of the message of the Christian Bible are not difficult to understand. GOD speaks to us mostly using words, sentence structures, allegories and all the nuances of language current to the time and locale of recording. HE speaks to us on our level (John 3:12).

But because of bad faith (Acts 8:23, 9, 18) the great harlot church together with her daughters have perverted the entirety of the Gospel message thus preventing mankind from availing of the Grace that came through the New and Everlasting Covenant ordained in the Passover ceremony. This covenent was instituted (Luke 22:20; Matthew 26:27 - 28; Mark 14:23 - 24; 1 Corinthians 11:25) by JESUS before HE died to pay the penalty for our sins. Then, as is now, HE commanded us to commemorate it annually on the same Passover day (1 Corinthians 5:7) following the example that HE set, with wine to symbolize HIS blood, shed to redeem us. And unleavened bread to symbolize HIS flesh as the very WORD of GOD. For it is commanded that man shall not live by bread alone but by very WORD that proceeded from the mouth of GOD (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4).

Before I proceed to list out some of the main keys and the meanings of symbols that the Scripture of Truth uses to convey the message of the Bible, let me quote some key Scriptures that must be used to form the basis and framework to read and study the message of the Bible.

Firstly the Bible defined how it should be read and studied to be understood.


“Whom will he teach knowledge?
And whom will he make to understand the message?
Those just weaned from milk?
Those just drawn from the breasts?
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept,
Line upon line, line upon line,
Here a little, there a little.”
Isaiah 28:9 - 10


What that means is that just like all complex subjects we must collate all the material relating to a topic or doctrine to understand that topic and doctrine.

This is not a strange study methodology but a common one use by all investigative students to study complex subjects. First collect all the data that is available and then sort out and collate them. From these then we get an outline before putting all the pieces together to get the full complete picture.

Yet there is a pitfall even to do this very basic of study methodology.


Yet they would not hear.
But the word of the LORD was to them,
“Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
Line upon line, line upon line,
Here a little, there a little,”
That they might go and fall backward, and be broken
And snared and caught.
Isaiah 28:12 - 13


Yes if you have a rebellious heart, a deceptive heart that is proud or self righteously arrogant, you will twist every word and precept to your self righteousness, self expediency and agenda just as the disciples of the Christmas religion have been doing for centuries.

Read here in ‘The Keys To Unlocking The Mystery how the plain message of the Bible had been twisted because of hastiness and bad faith which have prevented mankind from understanding the simple statements and plain records of the Scripture of Truth.

And here how the Scriptures should not be collated to twist them to suit your agenda and expediency, choosing only those Scriptures that deceptively advance your chosen agenda.

Here is an example of how we can get the correct message using the tried and proven methodology of first getting and collating all the facts. I have chosen for this example a not too difficult subject which as usual as with all the doctrines of the Bible had been distorted and compounded with all sorts of views and interpretations to confuse mankind from understanding what is in reality quite a plain and simple instruction. The doctrinal issue I am going to discuss is: which is the correct day to commemorate the New Everlasting Covenant, the LORDs Passover.

The main reason I am using the LORDs Passover in this example is because it is the definitive sign that reveals whether a person is a true disciple of JESUS CHRIST and therefore a member of the Elect, the Saints of GOD.

Some have taught that the sign of the true Church of GOD and the true people of GOD is the keeping of the GOD created and hallowed Sabbath. Those who taught such had not understood the simplest thing about the concept of covenant, how the Old Covenant which signature (primary) terms were obeying and performing the Ten Commandments and hallowing the Sabbath day. That Covenant ended when JESUS CHRIST died paying the sins of mankind. The Sabbath however is still the test sign of obedience. And keeping, obeying and performing the Ten Commandment is still required as all covenants that GOD made with man, any man and all man, requires total obedience in faith. To fully understand the Old Covenant and the New Covenant concepts please read the title The New Covenant’ of this chapter of Bible 101.

The Passover or the correct commemoration of it is the New Covenant 'signature’ term just as the that of the Old Covenant with the descendents of the Biblical Patriarch Jacob were the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 4:11 - 13; Deuteronomy 5:1 - 5; Exodus 19:4 - 5, 7 - 11; Exodus 20:1, 2 - 17, 22; 24:3 - 8; 34:27 - 28) plus also the hallowing of the Sabbath day (Exodus 31:16 - 17). The was why the children of Israel carried the Arc of Covenant (Deuteronomy 10:1 - 5) which housed the two tablets on which GOD wrote the Ten Commandments.


So today if anyone wants to identify who are the true disciples of JESUS CHRIST they can do so very easily by checking to see if these people are keeping the Passover Covenant exactly as JESUS CHRIST instituted it, on the same day at the same time and in the same prescribed manner using the same material symbols. But do understand the time and the season (Revelation 3:16; 12:17; Luke 21:7; Matthew 16:2 - 3) that today it is harder to correctly identify which of the many of these congregations of GODs Elect is the one and only true Church of GOD (Revelation 12:14, 17). Read the chapter The Elect of this book if you truly want to do so in sincerity.

For this first very reason I am using the Passover commemoration as an example of the correct methodology to study the Scripture message, collating all the written Scriptures, and through the application of faith in GOD be able to correctly understand it. Not adding or taking away anything from it (Deuteronomy 4:2) or twisting it (2 Peter 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:6 - 7) to say something else altogether through the application of bad faith or ill intent.

Be sure that the main thrust of Satan attacks on GOD’s true Church and the true disciples of JESUS CHRIST have always been to prevent them from honoring this Forever Covenant. And that has been the patterns of Satan’s attack on the Church and people of GOD right from the beginning of the Apostolic era through all the seven era or periods prophesied in Revelation chapter 2 and 3.

Followed on that Satan attacked the Sabbath to change it, as the hallowing of the Sabbath and correct keeping of it is a key sign of obedience to GOD. I elaborated more on this in the chapter The Sabbath and The Holy Days’ of this book, so be sure to read this to fully understand the correct manner to keep and hallow the GOD created Sabbath day. Don’t be deceived, neither the Jews of today nor an apostate church, that broke off from the Church of GOD of the Thyatira period, that claims to keep the Sabbath are keeping it as GOD commanded and intended.

For this same reason the Adversary, Satan the Devil, had used his agent to orchestrate the various Councils and Synods called by his disciples after Satan had effectively removed the true Church of GOD from the world's view through the vicious Roman persecutions. The main agenda of this was to both replace the Passover commemoration as instituted by JESUS plus also the GOD created Sabbath with Easter (though it was not called Easter at the time but Passover purportedly to commemorate JESUS resurrection which was of course an outright lie) and Sunday respectively.

And exactly as Satan did then, he had continued to do, attacking the Church of GOD throughout her journey from the Apostolic age to today. The very latest of such attack occurred only some one and a half decades ago from this date 2010 C.E. This was when Satan used his agents to manipulate a spiritually and doctrinally weak messenger of the Church of GOD to begin doing away with GOD’s commandments. When that messenger started to also do away with the Sabbath commandment, GOD sent final correction before taking his life that very same year when he did not repent. The Son of Perdition then took over the Church of GOD turning it apostate. And yes he very swiftly as soon as he was able, did away with the Passover commemoration too replacing it with Easter. This Son of Perdition will be consumed (burned up) by JESUS CHRIST at HIS Second Coming as KINGS OF KINGS AND LORDS OF LORDS.



The Correct Passover Commemoration.

In the Gospel accounts we have the record of JESUS CHRIST instituting the New Covenant Passover with HIS twelve handpicked Apostles although one among them was to prove to be a traitor. This was on the evening of the fourteen of the first month of the Holy Calendar, as the fourteen day begins. These same accounts too are very clear on the material symbols used in this ceremony. All the Gospel account agreed on this so there shouldn't be any complications.

But as is with all the doctrines of GOD, as also the message of the Gospel, Satan uses his agents to distort it to confuse all and sundry so they cannot obey it because they do not have faith to do so. The faith to believe GOD that is.

Even among many, the very many who professed to believe in both the GOD of the Bible and JESUS CHRIST. These same very many who claimed that their salvation is obtained through faith in reality have no faith at all, absolute zero. Because as I have repeatedly shown, they don't really believe in GOD or JESUS CHRIST at all but in someone else altogether. Exactly as Adam and Eve didn’t and also the ancient nations of Israel and Judah throughout most of their history as the Scripture of Truth recorded. Neither did the bulk of the people of Jewish faith of JESUS CHRIST's days as a SON of man. Nor among those who claimed the Jewish faith today. None really believed and consequently none really obeyed GOD at all at any time.

And the sorrowful fact is even among the Elect of GOD today, both those in the Church of GOD and those without, few if any truly believe the Scripture of Truth. When you don’t believe the very Words of GOD how can you say you believe GOD or JESUS. Is not JESUS the very embodiment of the WORD of GOD? Isn't that the reason, in the Passover commemoration we eat the unleavened bread symbolizing HIS Flesh? Is it not written that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceed from the Mouth of GOD (Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4; Deuteronomy 8:3).

If they truly believe as they claimed, how is it then they do not obey? Can you truly say you believe when you will not obey? Tell me what cause do you have if you believe but will not obey? Would not that be the sin of rebellion? To believe and then refused to obey? For this very reason many, very many of GOD's Elect are going into the Tribulation to suffer the wrath of Satan at the hands of the Beast power and of the False Prophet. Just as the ancient nations of Israel and Judah did at the hands of those who hated them.

The Scriptures testified against them of their self expediency (Ezekiel 33:31), self righteous hypocrisy (Revelation 3:17) and lukewarm lack of zeal (Revelation 3:15). Commanding them to repent but none are willing to. But instead chose to twist the scriptures to point to someone else.



The Complications To The Passover Covenant Commemoration.

But the Jews of those days however eat the Passover on the fifteen day after sunset ending the fourteenth day.

So what happened here was that many immediately concluded that the Jews kept the correct day and time and that JESUS CHRIST changed the Passover commemoration (which is the eating of the Passover meal) to a day before. That immediately implied that JESUS came to abolish HIS FATHER's commandments despite the fact that the Gospel account very clearly and simply recorded JESUS CHRIST saying that HE did not come to destroy but to fulfill. So it immediately became implied that JESUS CHRIST lied when HE said HE did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

Can you now see how evil a lack of faith is and why it is written that without faith it is impossible to please GOD? Instead of believing that JESUS CHRIST will correctly commemorate the Passover, many immediately concluded that the Jews would be the one to correctly commemorate it, not even being able to comprehend that near throughout the history of their ancient nation the Jews never did believe nor obey GOD, as were the clear records of the Scripture of Truth. And those of the Jewish faith of today are no different.



The Records of Exodus and Leviticus.

In the Book of Exodus chapter 12 it was recorded that GOD commanded the Israelite through Moses to get ready to observe the Passover. They were to prepare a lamb without blemish for each family on the tenth day of what would be the first month of the year for them. At twilight of the fourteen they were to kill the lambs they had set aside, and to paint their door post with the blood. They were then to eat the roasted meat on the same night because at midnight the angel of LORD would kill all the firstborn of Egypt and passed over the Israelite when he sees the blood on the door post.

So here also it is very clear that the Passover is to be killed and eaten on the fourteen. A similar record is in the Book of Leviticus chapter 23.

Again no complications. But somehow the word evening was interpreted to mean the end of the fourteen instead of the beginning of the fourteen by some, including another man who had made his way to become an elder (one with a position of leadership) in the Church of GOD. This man later led a huge following out of the main body of the Church of GOD. This happened not too long ago. I am highlighting this here to make it clear that all such are the agents of Satan because they act to deny the grace that comes through the correct and proper commemorating of the New Testament Covenant. Because breaking this New Forever Covenant (it is forever because JESUS CHRIST is not going to die another time) would void the grace that comes through it as breaking the main term of a covenant any covenant almost invariably voids the whole covenant.

True it was not perfectly clear that when the word 'evening' was used whether it mean the end of the day or the beginning of the day mentioned. Though most times it would mean the beginning there are some occasions where it had referred to the end of the mentioned day.

But reading the whole of the account when it was commanded to the ancient Israelite would have made it abundantly clear. For a start read the full account from Exodus chapter 12. I won’t elaborate to explain this here except to quote the relevant Scriptures for your perusal.


“This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
Exodus 12:2 - 3

Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.
Exodus 12:6 - 10


For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.
Exodus 12:12 - 14


Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning.
Exodus 12:21 - 22


And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock. So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the LORD as you have said. Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.”
And the Egyptians urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.” So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
Exodus 12:29 - 36


Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.
Exodus 12:37


Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. It is a night of solemn observance to the LORD for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD, a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.
Exodus 12:40 - 42



The Rocket Scientist

Again a “rocket scientist” may ask, What if I kept the Passover commemoration exactly as it had been ordained, on the exact day and time with the exact material symbols and in exactly the prescribed manner? But I did not go through the baptism ceremony and kept none of the Ten Commandments or any of the other things commanded by the Holy Scriptures. Since the Passover commemoration is the New Covenant sign of a true disciple of JESUS CHRIST, shouldn't I still be entitled to the grace that comes through the observation and commemoration of this New Covenant?

Again I could answer that question but I wont because the Scripture of Truth already answered it.


Next THE KEYS TO UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY PART 3

PART  1  2  3  4

THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11i 11ii 11iii 11iv 12 13 14i 14ii 14iii

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