Monthly Archives: April 2018

I hate to do it.

I hate to do it, but I feel I must.

I have to steal a saying in our society that is very prevalent in the news,heck it is the news. What is worse, is that I must mix it with religion.

Yes, IS there FAKE NEWS IN CHURCH?

Yes I said it.

I want to come at this from two angles, there should’t be one angle,let alone two, which is sad.

The first one is ‘Do Pastors or clergy make up things,or points in their sermons to prove a point? What!? How could this be? Why, would a clergy do this? About what would he use ‘fake news’ to make a point?

Let’s go to the second angle, How would the ‘church’ know? This is so hard to tell which one of these is the worst, but I lean towards the second. (Maybe this is the reason ‘we’, the ‘church’ are where we are at now)

Does anyone every study the bible, let alone read it anymore? My observations have led me down the path that says  reading is down, and studying is way down. Now, you should notice that if you correct the second, it will fix the first in time.

God’s people must know him in an intimate way as to not see when something is said or done that is not of God. That is our DNA to be of God and his word.

God’s people for to long have just taking their teaspoon of the ‘message’ on sunday morning and assumed it would get them bye, let alone they thought it might be wrong. God is holding us accountable to know his word and what it means. I challenge you today to know God’s word and hold it close to your heart to know that it is good, and not Fake News.

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Old Covenant-New Covenant

Christianity thru the denominations are sending a mixed message to the world that is hampering the gospel.

Denominations thru their church’s are living thru the old covenant with the hint of the new covenant coming. This is the issue that is holding back the body of Jesus from being what it was meant to be.

If you are in the ‘church'(building) of any denomination, you are emphasizing the old covenant’s structure and God’s intentions of his keeping the body of God together with the ‘law’ to restrain the ability of idolatry to have any more affect on his people. It is this inability to succeed in the ‘law’ that was used in with the body of God of Israel that should show us that it doesn’t work, it only brings it out more of our inability to do it within these parameters, that there is a much better way of being Christ like,as in the new covenant.

The new covenant reiterates that we(christians/believers) are of the New Temple, Christ was much greater than of the old one. Matthew 12.6 tells us that something greater than the temple is now here! Christ.

The ‘church’ (christianity,denominations) are portraying that we are still slaves to the old covenant, with its ritualistic practices of the days of Israel, keeps us from the freedom of the shackles. This is the old covenant’s definition. God’s new covenant is the reality of us being free, free from the constraints of being in sin,which was what the ‘law’ was, we are now free from this by being in ‘Grace’ of the Lord. Galatians 3.23 speaks of this as we were imprisoned and guarded until faith was revealed to us, which is of the new covenant.

The emphasis that should mainly pointed out is that the practices,traditions of old are not what God’s desires are for us since we are of the ‘New Creation’ now. We are to ‘be’ of this new creation in a different way. So set down your old ways ‘christianity’ and be wholly of the New Covenant!

This will be a big paradigm shift for a lot of people, but if we understand what the purpose of God’s new covenant’s design we will be rewarded with God’s presence.

 

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God

The scriptures are ‘God’s story’ of himself,his people and his world/kingdom. All things mentioned in the scriptures are from God’s desires and creation of his kingdom. God’s perspective of his people being of his creation are of his plan to be in and of  His creation.

This is very important to remember in our reading and understanding the theme of the bible, the whole bible, not books,not verses, not testament’s but the ‘whole storyline’. To many times we use a phrase, a verse, a story to dictate the whole bible’s meaning. This is a very bad mistake that people make, it let’s them to fill in everything around this verse or story to make their whole storyline of the bible. Wrong!

The ‘Storyline’, or ‘Theme’ or ‘Paradigm’ of the Bible is only ‘seen’ if we take into account the whole bible and it’s flow of God’s direction of message to his people.  There are multiple stories, passages and topics that have made the ‘whole’ bible’s intent, when we use it as a subplot, or at the most an incident!  It will be a “OMG” moment when you take inconsideration the whole message of the bible and it’s connection of all the things that God has placed in the scriptures together that have made up the script of God and his people and his circumstances that has given us the real ‘true’ storyline.

Read larger chunk’s of the bible at a time starting with ‘the beginning’ of the story so your understanding will not be subverted on something small, that you make big. Reading 1 or 2 chapters at a time will allow you to see a bigger picture, then piecing the next 1 or 2 chapters to continuing this plan.

Go now and ‘SEE’ the big picture of God!

 

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Kingdom Theology

Is this what has been missing in the theme(paradigm) of understanding the scriptures of Christianity?

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Worship

What is it? How is it carried out? Why? When? Where? and for Who?

Alot of questions for such a simple word! But we will tackle such a conundrum in the next few blogs. Where should we start, why we should start at the beginning, I say!! LOL.

What is it? This could be the trickiest and the most broadest definition that we have given it by the christian community to date. Is this a good thing or a bad thing. We shall see in our studies. Let’s get going then.

We will start with the first verse in the bible that mentions the term ‘worship’, and go from there. Genesis 22.5 is the first mention of it, and it says ‘Then Abraham said to his young men, ” Stay here with the ass; I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.”  Now, this might seem a straight forward explanation of where it is, there is more to it than you think. First, and foremost when studying scripture we must always stay in ‘context’ with the scripture.

This is the first true example of God’s purpose for us to see in his simple but raw sorta way for us to see it. Abraham was God’s ‘chosen’ one to bring out the ‘chosen’ children  of the miry clay of  the futility that it was in.  We might need to mention here that we could use just Abraham as the perfect example of the ‘worshiper’, we will touch on him even more later. But we will use him now to see what the  ‘chosen’ and also the first worshiper was without realizing it.

God’s using Abraham as his instrument in bringing back his people to him, started with this incident with Abraham and his son,Isaac.  It established the bond, or covenant that God still had with ‘his people’, he never forgot his side of the covenant’s responsibility. Jeremiah 7.23 and Ezekiel 36.28 both reiterate God’s covenant with his people. By using these verses as well as others we can see that first it is all about ‘who’ or what we will ‘worship’. The what(man making their own gods) and temples to put them in, was the issue; this was a result of mankind choosing not God but themselves as their god.

Let’s go back even further than this story and use the first mention of man by God and see what his intention for him to do or be. It is found in Genesis 1. 27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28) And God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the earth.  So Man was an image of God in God’s realm, World or Kingdom. Let this sink in for a minute with the last statement……… Let’s look  at this in two ways, one is This is what God was intending what His creation be all about! His Creation being an example in the Whole Creation(Universe,stars,galaxies,animals,plants,insects,the whole earth). Man was to be the centerpiece of all of it!  Secondly, the last statement should be a clue to the next storyline of the scriptures. The whole bible is filled with the picture of God’s people using this miniature example of the big picture of what God had previously designed for them. It is the temple model of  God being in the center of his creation and mingling with His creation. The temple was the miniature example of this creation story that He had showed them in the beginning.

Worship or acknowledging who the ‘Creator’ of the universe is, and being a part of it is the essence of Worship. It is being what we were designed to be, the ‘image of God’.

 

 

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Theology

Can you see ‘Kingdom theology’ in the bible? Do you know what it is, how it is used in the scriptures? Do you know the  words or phrases in the terminology of the kingdom? Should it make a difference? Does it to you? How does one hear about the Kingdom?

Questions to ask, to yourself and to others to really understand the scriptures. Believe me when I say, “It makes a difference”!!

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Is there a Kingdom in our future?

There are some things that christianity does not ‘see’ in their quest to  understand the scriptures.

Let me briefly just state two of those things. One is that, we with our human wisdom have created our own reality,paradigm, or kingdom in which we have established rules, laws, treaties, things that have made our living with each other ‘sort of’ in a reasonable way. But if we look back at some of past history we will see that we really haven’t done a very good job of it. Our indignation of our mankind thinking that we are full of answers to all the problems(which at first glance we thought we would just be invincible and have no problems) and we would be our own leaders and neighbors to live in harmony.

This kingdom as ‘our’ world, in the past and even to this day is a disaster in the daily kind. It is this that needs the fixing.

The second thing is the reality of our God and what he is doing to this day in our world. It again goes back to the early days of christianity when God sends his son to earth as ‘example’ of the sin that mankind had created in trying to become something that God had not intended them to be. Man was to be the Image in ‘God’s Temple’ and to be the caretaker of the Kingdom that He had built and designed.

This ‘New Kingdom’ will still be that of what   was first designed in the garden of eden, The Kingdom, The King, and his Image- Mankind.

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