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Paradigm change…..

Paradigm is a word that I always say is one of my favorite words to use, mainly because it is event changer! lol

I use this word for alot my illustrations in biblical senses and also in just real life occurrences. This blog I hope gets you thinking about the subject of “Paradigms”, in mainly the subject of what it actually is, and then also of if you see ‘it’ in the scriptures of the Bible.

I read alot. When I read a book that is telling a story of say a historical narrative, there are always ebbs and flows of that historical story, especially of a long one. Sometimes in the story there is a ‘Major’, or ‘surprising’, or ‘unsuspecting’ occurrence that you would of never seen coming. It is this ‘thing’ that We will be talking about.

Let’s start with what I consider the obvious one of ‘different’ boundaries in objectives that are set out for us. This one, I am talking about is the differences we see in the bible, in that, it is divided into two parts, The Old testament, and the New Testament, It is here that I believe that it is the source of misunderstanding of what it is all about. The old testament, is a story of a people under a covenant to God, The New Testament is a story about a new covenant to ‘all people’. (Note-using ‘testament’ and ‘covenant’, is key to ‘hearing’ the right story in the bible. These two words mean different things, they are not interchangeable. We must use ‘covenant’ to ‘see’ the story right.)

The old covenant had boundaries, They were for the people of Israel, they had laws to abide with, their identity was shown in their ‘eating preferences’ and of the males being circumcised, and They kept Saturday as their ‘Holy’ day of God. This covenant was the description, the identity, the sign that they were of God’s people. Upon seeing an Israelite in the market shopping for food, and their selections did not include pork and sea crustaceans, meant that they were of Jewish belief. If you did not any of your friends on friday eve, meant that they were celebrating their ‘sabbath’ in worship. It was these things that were identity markers of the Israelites in that day.

Let’s now identify the New Covenant’s identifiers. Now first I am going to show the ones that are being used in our christianity model that is prevalent today. I will then suggest something different, and righteous. Let me just start out by saying this is sorta foggy from an outside perspective looking in, but let’s give it a try. I would like to start from the street angle first. I am not sure we can ‘identify’ a ‘christian’ (as opposed to an Israelite of the old covenant) it seems that the ‘christian’ has blended in with the rest of the crowd to as they were led to believe that if I mingled with them, I would be able to ‘be’ at their level and to talk to them about ‘Jesus’ and lead them to salvation. This is a problem. But there are a few that you can tel with mannerisms or subtle talking that can deduce a ‘difference’ from the normal society. There are no markings on a ‘christian’ to distinguish that they are one. They have no selective eating habits so to speak, unless it is one of preferences. The one that is still used for identity, is the one that they ‘see’ as Holy is the ‘Day of Sunday’ as God’s Day for worship.

Standing at a street corner and looking to identifying a ‘christian’ now is very hard. Unless it is a Sunday and you are standing on the church corner.

God chose identity markers for the Israelites for a special reason. Because they stood out, they ‘were’ different to other people’s eyes and ears.

It is still relevant for the ‘New Covenant’. Our current model is not of God’s identity markers. It is of ours.

God chose one identity, It was the “Holy Spirit”, this then would be producing the Love of God, and Love to others.

Let’s look at this and why.

The Promise of the Spirit

           28      “It will come about after this
     That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
     And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
     Your old men will dream dreams,
     Your young men will see visions.
           29      “Even on the male and female servants
     I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

The Day of the LORD

           30      “I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth,
     Blood, fire and columns of smoke.
           31      “The sun will be turned into darkness
     And the moon into blood
     Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.
           32      “And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD
     Will be delivered;
     For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
     There will be those who escape,
     As the LORD has said,
     Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Joe 2:28–32.

Now, if we were walking down the street of downtown ______________, You would be astounded at these people who were filled with the Holy Spirit and their wonders and ‘Life’ that they had of their God. Their ‘identity markers’ were not of a physical or action of the flesh but one that was coming from inside their being showing what their God is!

Maybe we should rethink the Paradigm that we ‘think’ is supposed to identify us to the world, and just let the Holy Spirit of the Lord do the talking for Us!

So, What do you say? Ready for a Paradigm shift!!

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Is the Body still under the curse?

What Curse?

The curse is one that starts from the old covenant. The old covenant states from God that –

Gal 3:1For all who are of works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written: “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THE THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO DO THEM.”.

This verse is loaded. Let’s start with the fact that the curse was instituted by the old testament. But why? It was cursed because the law was insufficient in bringing salvation for the Israelites. The ‘system’ was not to bring saving qualities but to actually bring out the inabilities of man to live up to the law’s demand.

This inability to overcome the law is a reality check for not only God’s people but for all of mankind to realize that their efforts would not conquer the law. The issue was not one of the ‘righteous’ but it was also for all the world to fight.

But for the ‘righteous’ this should be a clue that ‘any’ aspect of the old covenant that is being used is still in the ‘curse’. Concentrating on something that is in the old covenant shields you from being free, and more importantly, blocking you from being ‘in the Spirit’.

My fear is that this is exactly what is happening with the body of Christ in its way of life. The body is stuck in it’s understanding of what it means to ‘live under Grace’. Man cannot serve two masters, the law or God?

To be Holy we must be in whole communion with God, and not sticking our toe into the world of man made religion. If we are to be a Holy Body for God, we must be wholly in his Spirit and wholly in his ways. What does this mean?

First, we must define, or realize what the meaning of the old covenant represents to us. It is the works of mankind to satisfying of the ‘debt’ to God for our in-digression as a people. But it is God that says man cannot fulfill this demand, therefore it is a curse. It is when God came down in the form of his son to fulfill this demand of earthly commandments. It has been finished, it has been finished in that one man(Jesus) slash God fulfilled this demand that the old covenant brought to Israel the people of God. Thus, understanding that man alone would not be able to accomplish the law in its design. It would only be by a Holy and righteous being to do this. Now, the old covenant, the law being fulfilled, a new one would have to be implemented for God’s people and for now the whole world to enjoy and fulfill. A New Covenant, a New way to be in communion with God.

God’s New Kingdom is that which is free from anything of man, for man’s way is tainted in his ways, but now God’s saving Grace has made it an level playing field with the Garden of Eden in sight.

So, what ‘old’ things must christianity leave behind to be in that ‘Holy’ communion with God?

You tell me!

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“To your descendants I will give this Land”

These were the words that God gave to Abraham in his New Promise.

God’s ultimate goal for mankind was three fold from the very beginning of creation.

First, It was to be their God.

Second, To have all of creation as His people.

And Thirdly, To have His Kingdom in all of His Creation.

This was, and still is the blueprint of the architect, or the creator of the world. God’s design of His Eternal Purpose was to be fulfilled it must be shown in all of creation. Every part of the earth must be filled with his glory. In Isaiah 6.3 it says exactly that- “And one called out to another and said,”Holy,Holy,Holy, is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory”. This was God’s intention, it would be fulfilled.

These three things work in unison to achieve the ultimate goal of God, in that they are intertwined with each other to work out God’s Glory. God,Kingdom,Land. All three are as important to each other as the next one. I believe, that they will come together as one, one moment in time for the ‘shock and awe’ that God wants to show his glory to the world.

I want to focus on the Land part for just a minute and expand on it and with explanation. “In the beginning”, was the original start of God’s world, it was being spoke into existence with God’s voice, it was not to be changed,ever. It was the blueprint. Mankind did not comply with its original plan, but it is still in existence today. Garden of Eden was God’s Kingdom, it was also man’s domain mingling with God. It was perfect. It was God’s Kingdom, it was being shared with man, his creation. This was God’s desire.

To see a more illustrative ‘picture’ of what this was in Genesis, let me highly recommend a biblical company called “Bible Project” by Tim Mackie and Jon Collins. You can find them on YouTube and also on their web site called Bibleproject.com. Check them all out for sure, but check out this specific one for now to see an illustration of this concept-“Heaven and Earth”. Enjoy!

Now, back from our commercial! LOL God’s Land is all the Earth. Now, How this is being achieved is key to how this is implemented. The problem that has risen from this is that we ‘all’ seem to see it in the ‘old testament’ eyes of God’s institutional ways, that was only supposed to be an temporary covenant until the one to take it’s place was ready. Hebrews 8.13 says When He said, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear. This ‘New Covenant’ which is to be now in effect, means that the old is not in affect. All of it, all aspects of it. The Covenant in detail was for the Jewish Nation, This was now, not just for them, but for everyone. The old covenant was ‘marked’ by the Jewish men being circumcised, the ‘new marker’ for the new covenant was the ‘indwelling of Christ’ in His people. The food laws of the old covenant were specific, in the new covenant there was not any limitations on what to it, but this was allegorically being understood as something even bigger than this, as said to Peter and his vision. All of mankind was included in the ‘eating of food’ together in Christ’s name! God’s New Covenant was New and different, it was to be not anything like the old. Nothing.

God was no longer only in the ‘Temple’ and only one person in contact with him, the ‘High Priest’, the veil was torn down by God for ‘All’ to have Contact with him. This was the beginning of a New Heaven and a New Earth. God and Man together again! In union with their God,the people, in their Land. All of it.

I hope your eyes have been opened to the truth of God’s word and desire for all his people! I pray that you have, and spread the News!!

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Coming together……

This is a loaded statement.

It is because of the verse that says to the effect that We all should continue to come together in Hebrews 10.25. The verse is as follows- 25. not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as ye see the day drawing nigh.

This is the foundation statement that is holding up the institution of the ‘church’ of today. This is where we will start to show that this is going down a rabbit hole to nowhere.

One of my favorite words in situations like this is the word ‘context’, Context is where you find the true definition of a storyline. One of the biggest mistakes of christian apologetic’s is ‘cherry pickin’ a verse out of context, let alone out of background of a story. Let’s start with the part of the background of a story. The background of this story in Hebrews 10 is one that in history is in turmoil and uncertainty.

Our stage is in the Roman Empire where everyone and everything is under scrutiny of their rule. People and institutions and religions are being ransacked to have them comply with their rule. This also includes the Jewish world and the new Christianity that was being born. It was a threat. One of the ways of ‘confining’ the issues of a problem is to send it away. This is exactly what the roman law did, they sent as many Jews and Jewish and gentile christians out of the area or even out of the region as possible. It was a way to dispel the thought of problems of the future.

It was in this transition of dispelling of people, that the christians were being exiled to other places, not just one place, but multiple places around the kingdom, and out of the realm of influence of romans to give the problems to someone else. It is in this transaction that the story evolves in its statements.

Chapter ten starts with the telling of the old covenant’s unfulfilling salvation to it’s people and that God has now given it the new covenant thru Jesus Christ in setting them free from such a slavery of a covenant, to a one of freedom in Christ. God written in our hearts and actions are now the way that we live to be Christ like, to be a temple, filled with His Spirit for all the world to be. It is this charge that God gives us, to be a representative of Him. It also leads us to the fact that it is to be done no matter where we are at. Whether we are in this city or that city, we are to be Christlike, meeting with our other Christ like neighbors, lifting them up and being there in their time of need in whatever reason that it is. God is in Us. We are in Him. Stand firm and forthright in being the Eternal Purpose of God in all the World. It will soon be everyone around us to all say to each other, We are ONE in Christ, Christ is one in Us! Hallelujah, and Amen!!

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10=2

Then God spoke all these words, saying,

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:2 ¶“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:3 ¶“You shall have no other gods before Me.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:4 ¶“You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:5 “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:6 but showing loving kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:7 ¶“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:8 ¶“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:9 “Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:12 ¶“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:13 ¶“You shall not murder.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:14 ¶“You shall not commit adultery.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:15 ¶“You shall not steal.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:16 ¶“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Unchecked Copy Box Exo 20:17 ¶“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

These ten laws are the basis of the old covenant. These laws were the sign markers of who God’s elect people. They were different. The rest of the world were marching to a different drummer. They were idol worshipers of multiply gods, all of which were of man made idols to worship in their communities. It was smorgasbord of deities that cover all your sins.

God’s people were under different sign markers as their identity. God was a jealous God. His people were special, they were different, they were seen as a very special people.

Then it changed. His people had not kept up their commitment to the covenant to have the identity of God’s people. It was unattainable for them to keep. God’s identity had been tainted in his people. These identity markers of God’s people was unobtainable. By themselves it was not going to work in this covenant. God had to prove that it could be done. Reaching within himself, He used his son to be the ‘people’ of God’s covenant. He was the reality of what could be accomplished thru man and God together.

This Last statement was of a different spirit. It was God led. It was for man.

This was to be the beginning of something beautiful. It was God and man intertwined together as one. God had shown the world that ‘through’ him it was possible to have his creation be with him.

It was God in Man,Man in God.

Now the new covenant, the new identity markers were changed to show this new identity!

It was two things, just two. They covered everything that was of before but thru Christ is was different. It had it be, it was thru Christ.

Those two things, Love God and Love everyone!

It was different than the first covenant. It not just thru man’s ability to be the identity of God’s people, it was now God in them that makes them God’s people.

This was a life changing event in God’s people.

But with this astonishing event comes some baggage, man is still carrying the old covenant around with them.

Is it a misunderstanding? is it denial? or is it still man trying to rule?

Why is man still using the blueprint of the old covenant, as the ‘way’. Let’s still use the formula of the old ways. See the ten commandments above.

No other God than God.

Observe the Sabbath.

Bring your tithes to the store house.

Honor your Mother and Father.

Do this.

Do That.

These identity markers are old, unobtainable for man. Man is only in it for himself. Man is jealous of himself. God’s people are now different. They are of Christ now. Christ has changed the identity of man. He is one with Him. God’s new people are now shining like the light upon the hill. It is the identity that God has wanted for along time. He wanted man’s identity to be the same as His. This is the picture that goes back along ways. God was considered to be up above. God was as high as far as man can see. It was perceived as God at the top of the mountain. It was there that Moses met God in person to receive the ten commandments. This place is Holy.

This is exactly where God’s identity is to be realized. Holy,God’s realm of rule, His communion with man together. This is actually the ‘The Eternal Purpose’ of God.

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Following the signs

As in the real world we need signs to get us where we want to go.

It is the same for us in the following of God’s plan for us in His eternal purpose.

God has designed his plan with specific wonders and detail. God uses his son to achieve his goal to rein in his creation. The embryo of his people the Israelite’s, was the beginning of this journey. God’s people,the people of the land of Canaan, was the ideal of God’s people in the sense that He was their God, and they were God’s people. This was the simplicity of His Kingdom.

Israel was connected to God by the institution of a Temple and it’s ways. The institution of precise rules and regulations thru a mediator of a High Priest connecting them to God. It was a institution that could not be followed by the people of Israel, or any man. It was a model that couldn’t be fulfilled to God. Man was unable to follow the law, the law of man or God.

But it wasn’t true of God or his Son, Jesus Christ. Christ being man and of God, was the perfect symbol of what one was to fulfill God’s ways came on the scene to be the example of the ‘One’ to be a follower of God. If we are really understanding of God’s ways and wonders, We will ‘see’ what God was telling us in this example of allegiance.

Man is incapable of following God, by himself. It is when we allow God to be apart of Him, and Him in Us that we are able to be with our creator. This was the example that Jesus set for us, He was of his Father, yet he was of just a man of the world. His showing us that it is possible to be with our creator and also be in the kingdom that He created for us, should be more enough to prove that He is God of all His People.

I bring these points out to show us that it is this scenario that has changed the blueprint of the New Testament(I prefer to use the New Covenant most of the time, but use it here to emphasize that it is in the N.T. that this is what is being said) God is telling us that the institution of the old covenant is over, the New one is not the one of a high priest in a temple in Jerusalem, but that ‘We'(all people) are now the High Priests of the Temple(the World). This is the exact picture we see in Genesis 1-2, and also the reality of this ‘not yet’ that is told to us in Revelation 21-22.

This is the sticking point of christianity that has stifled the ‘ekklesia’ of God. We are still imitating the model of the institution in Jerusalem as we go to the ‘High Priest’ or ‘Pastor’, or ‘Pope’, or ‘Rabbi’ to ‘try’ to get to God. This is just WRONG. God has given us the example to ‘come’ to Him in the reality of Him in us and us in Him. It’s just that simple.

God’s ‘Ekklesia’ will not be the ‘Ekklesia’ not only until we ‘see’ this but until we are actually in Him, and He is in Us!

Shall we strive to be the Ekklesia today!

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and then it was fulfilled.

Where to begin. It seems that what I thought to be a norm, isn’t with everyone.

The reality of the law in the old testament of being fulfilled by Christ’s fulfillment of all aspects of it, in his dying and his resurrection of New Life after it.

The Law. What was it? What did it represent? What was the meaning of the law being fulfilled?

In Exodus is where the story of the law starts, In Exodus 24: 12 is the explanation of the law and it’s intent. The law was directed at God’s people that He appointed to represent Him in the world. It was for these people to ‘be different’, than all others in the world. They were to be His image in the world to show the world that this is who He is. People did realize that these people were different in their worship of just one God, their eating of select things, and their ways of living in the world accordingly to God’s laws.

God’s people, the Israelite’s were unable to fulfill this ‘law’, with their idolatry of other gods and worshiping them instead. It was attempt by man to succumb to it’s own ‘law’ to do what ‘man’ wanted to do. Man being ‘corrupted’ by himself, would never be able to ‘obey’ man’s law, let alone God’s law. God knowing this, sacrificed his son, to fulfill the law and also because God ordained it in the scriptures. It was so.

Idolatry is the sin of man, that turned God’s face away from his creation,man. It was to be the insult that God could not believe let alone stand for. It was God that was the creator of all the universe, including his world, and his creation, Man.

God’s Grace is sufficient. For All. God’s grace covers man and his attempt to control his own world around him for centuries is still grace. No matter how bad he gets in trying to control it by his own ‘laws’.

It is because God’s son Jesus the ‘Messiah’, fulfilling the law to it’s fulness, that it has become the end of the law, in reality of man. Jesus, tied to the heritage of King David and his decree that the ‘Savior’ would come to them. The old covenant to man was fulfilled and a new one was being instituted to man that would be able to fulfill this covenant to all men. God’s grace to man was being instituted to him by his love and faith in man, giving him another chance and ability to come back to their God.

God’s old covenant to man is done and fulfilled to the extent that one covenant can not take effect unless another has been complete, a new one can in come in to effect. Knowing this is key to our moving on in our understanding of God, and His ways, We are to come back to Him with a new and refreshing way to worship Him. It will be different this time.

Man was not able to do it in his own strength with the first covenant. In the second covenant, it will be different in it’s reality, It will be in the Spirit of God that is within us, that will be in the way of Worship. God’s world is defined by Him and by his creation, Man. It is this, that will bring man back to God.

It is this New Covenant that will unite God with his creation,man. Worshiping the one God, that created,watched after his creation and protected his image in the place that He created.

This is the fulfillment of God’s Eternal Purpose!

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Are you being controlled by the Old covenant or the new covenant?

It’s time. Yes, it is time that all christians stand back and look at our ways. Our ways on christianity. What are they and Why?

What things do you have instituted in your life or the life of your community that you are a part of? Go and re look at the things of the old covenant and see if the things of the old covenant of the Israelite’s from God are the things that you are in sync with either in your personal way or the corporate way of you are worshiping God.

If you haven’t noticed in the story of the old covenant, there is no mention of this being a way to salvation for anyone. Even if all the people would of been able to adhere to the commandments they would not of been ‘saved’!

Now, go to the new covenant and look at the beliefs of the New Kingdom and New Creation that God has created thru us. Look at all the beliefs,ways, and actions of this new covenant. This paradigm of God and his new life in his people is the journey that has led us to the eternal purpose, which is the things told to us in Revelation 21-22. There is a connection between the story of the new covenant and the end of the story in Revelation.

This is very,very important to remember(the last sentence of last paragraph), if the things that you seem to think are important to your fellowship,worship,rituals,traditions, or beliefs do not coincide with the journey to chapter 21 and 22 of Revelations, then those things need to be re-looked at if these things are the wrong path to go down to get to this paradigm.

To many institutions have gone down this path, to lead us to the wrong beliefs,practices,traditions, and worship to get us to our goal. This is where it is up to us and us alone to read the scriptures and seek out the truth of the Lord, to get us to the eternal purpose!!

Go,Now and search the scriptures and see the New Covenant and go to the New Kingdom of God!!

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In principle, the same

The old covenant and the new covenant are the same in principle, but different in practice.

My take on this principle of the scriptures, is that we are still stuck on the old covenant practices.

Let’s just take a look at it and see if we are right?

Food practices of the old covenant were such that specific food was not on the menu of the Jewish table’s. Certain food was considered to be unclean for consumption considering where or how the animal lived, this was in accordance with the lifestyle of Jewish people to be ‘Holy’,clean in every way. The life of Israel was to be spotless in every way,outside and inside it’s people. It isn’t until Peter was shown a ‘revelation’ by God that all things are good to eat, because they were made good from the beginning of time with Adam and Eve. A marker.

The visible things of the Jewish ‘Holiness’ was the most relevant for the world to see, but it was the outward appearance of the people of Jewish people by their circumcision of the men that was different. This was one thing that was always the tell tale sign of the ‘Godly’ people, was their signature sign that they belonged to God. It was to them and to anyone else you believed that their God could be also theirs, would have to be circumcised too. A marker.

It is when we bring up the third marker for the Jews that seems to have really stuck with us in its reality into the new covenant, that has hampered us into the full eternal purpose that God has for us. That is the physical, literal place of where God is! God set up a Garden of Eden to start his kingdom, with man and the Creator together in one spot. It was the World, the Universe, the exact place where man and God could commune together. It was Paradise.

But this changed, when man shunned God in the garden, to which God left man to his own abilities, and wisdom to run God’s world. God was still in charge but let man to his own ways. (For results of this just look at history,or today!) God chose a people(Jews) that would be Holy, just as their God was Holy, to be like Him. It was set up in the beginning to have ‘His’ people together as a community with the center of it a place for God to commune with His people. alas, The Temple. Only a High Priest would be able to go into the Holy of Hollies to ‘be’ with God. It was a temporary arrangement, with its full effect to become back to ultimate desire of Garden of Eden. But this arrangement was to strengthen the people of God to become Holy by a ‘written word’ of God to follow. This seemed to be harder than it looked, because the people strayed from their God, to worship other gods to their delight. Man’s desire to be free from restraints continued to rebel against their God, not being able to follow God’s words. This achievement for man to follow God’s laws would be deemed to be impossible to follow because of man’s ‘wisdom’ of his to not follow God.

God’s abundance of Love and Grace has changed the old covenant, to include the reality that God is everywhere (not just a building or a temple), But is more to the point He is everywhere, because He is ‘in’ all of His creation, mankind.

It is because of this that God saw fit for him to redeem ‘His’ people for their inability to follow God by way of His laws, and to now also include everyone else in the world to be included to be redeemed. The Jews being redeemed and also the ‘Gentiles'(all of the creation) would now be in a new covenant, with the same principles but with different outside and inside parameters.

God has subdued the stumbling block for the Jews, and the abundance of Mercy for all mankind to be ‘In’ Christ, and for ‘Christ’ in Us. We are ‘in’ One. As was the beginning. As will be the End of Time. See Revelation 21-22. This is the storyline that God has laid out for us to see!

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Is the ‘church’ preaching from the old covenant?

I read alot of blogs,articles, and commentary of said written articles, and I always find them interesting to see where everyone’s perspective comes from, in fact I like reading the comments almost more than the blog or article itself. One can ‘see’ where the participants theology is or was founded. It is also beneficial to me to see this varied perspectives on things, because I will then start a conversation with different people that I agree or disagree with in the topics.

One of my latest finding of ‘listening’ to the the blog or just a question on something biblical, is that the references always seem to be coming from the old covenant scriptures, as if it is the manual for current christians to live by.

I find this disturbing to find alot of references on topics of today that go back to OT, as if it is a manual to live by. This is wrong in two different ways, one, the OT was the shadow of what was to be in the new covenant. The OC which was to be adhered to in a very ritualistic legal way because of the circumstance of the people. This covenant with God’s people was in the most sincerest form a legalistic way of life. Using the reasons mentioned before this was the catalyst for God to bring his son into the picture for his people. It was the word picture that needed to be shown to his people at the time to let them ‘see’ that ‘they’ could not ascertain the height of God. It was impossible. The Israelite’s, let alone the ‘gentiles’ could not ‘be’ what God has set before them. It was that mankind had taken the road that said “I can do it by myself”. But in a world that God had designed,created,and purposefully eternal life to his creation, man had no control or power.

The old covenant with a particular people and particular reason cannot be used just as a reference to something that is of interest in the new covenant. What is also missed in the commentaries of seeing in the new covenant is that the two parties of the covenant have not changed. It is between God and His people, albeit his people are now the whole world. This new covenant is now, back to the basics, Love your God, love everyone. This same sentiment is ironically the same one used in Genesis 1-2.

When I am studying things on my own I will sometimes try something differnent to maybe shed some light on the subject or just get clarification. I will take a sentence that someone says, or even what God has said and say the opposite of what is being mentioned. When God said in Genesis that you shall have no other god but me,(do you think that he knew this might be a problem down the road with them?) It was the number one thing that ‘His’ people had the problem with. So, God being the subject of the issue of worshiping Him, instead of someone or something else, this was the link in the chain that was missing. God was not in their picture. It was just man. Or man and his idol. This was the Sin. The actions from this ‘Sin’ would be considered ‘sins’. Worshiping the Creator, was the Eternal Purpose that God had always wanted.

For the Church to progress it needs to ‘see’ that the Kingdom is founded in the New Covenant.

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