Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thy WORD+ is True from the Beginning...



Thy WORD+ is true from the beginning:

and every one of Thy

Righteous Judgments endureth for ever.

Psalm 119:160

 

O how I love Thy Law!

It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:97

 

“O, how I love THEE+, O LORD .” 

 

This is the cry of our hearts.  Why do we love His+ Law, His+ Word, His+ Commandments ?   What good does it do to MEDITATE upon His+ Law all day long ?

 

The WORD+ of The LORD is a Living Word+.  It is not merely ink-on-paper.  It is not merely the thoughts of men.

 

 His+ Word is pulsating with the very SPIRIT of The LIVING ELOHIM. It is in-breathed, in-spired by His+ HOLY SPIRIT.

 

We know The LIVING ELOHIM only through ONE WAY… through The LORD JESUS CHRIST.  

 

Neither is there Salvation in any other.

For there is none other Name under Heaven,

given among men,

whereby we must be saved.

Acts 4:12


Through our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the  Law for our behavior made and given in the First Covenant … and then explained and EXPANDED to include the motives of our HEARTS, in the New Covenant.

 

Through HIM+, Our HOLY FATHER Which art in Heaven, is revealed.

 

Guidance and judgment, yes, we may obtain from a list of rules and regulations. 

 

But human beings CANNOT “LOVE”

A LIST of LAWS. 

 

We can only love a person, a living being.  And for most of us, we can only love a person who also loves us.

 

So WHY does the Psalmist say,

 

“O how I love Thy+ Law!

It is my meditation all the day” ?

 

It is because THIS LAW  is embodied in the person of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST.  HE+ is the one through Whom+ we know our Heavenly FATHER. 

 

HE+  is 

the LAW INCARNATE+.

 

HE+ is the one through Whom+ the great, loving, and merciful character yet Righteous in every respect —  of our Heavenly FATHER is revealed for all … the widow and the orphan, for the stranger in the land, for brethren with one another, for the merchant and slave, for the thief and the murderer.

 

Through JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH is the character of Our mutual Heavenly FATHER revealed .

 

Our FATHER’S character is Upright, no shadow of turning in HIM.  Our LORD JESUS shows forth The FATHER’S RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT in the matters of Religious Law with the woman taken in adultery.

 

So when they continued asking HIM+,

HE+ lifted up Himself+,

and said unto them,

 

He that is without sin among you,

let him first cast a stone at her.

John 8:7

 

Our LORD JESUS shows forth The FATHER’S JUDGMENT, even in civil matters.  HE+ told the ever clever, letter-of-the-Law-abiding Pharisees to look at Caesar’s coin.

 

Let us listen to His+ Words from The FATHER :

 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of ELOHIM in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

 

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

 

But JESUS perceived their wickedness,

and said, Why tempt ye ME+,

ye hypocrites?

Shew ME+ the tribute money.

 

And they brought unto him a penny.

 

And HE+ saith unto them,

Whose is this image and superscription?

 

They say unto him,

Caesar’s !

 

Then saith HE+ unto them,

 

Render therefore unto Caesar

the things which are Caesar’s;

 and unto GOD

 the things that are GOD’S.

Matthew 22: 15-22

 

Through all these Scriptures, both Old and New, we see the character of our Heavenly FATHER revealed. 

 In the Old Covenant, His character is revealed through The LAW.  In the New Covenant, HIS character revealed in the Righteous LAW is

completed and EXPANDED

through Our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

 

So yes, we can heartily agree with this :

 

Thy WORD+ is true from the beginning:

and every one of Thy

Righteous Judgments endureth for ever.

 

O how I love Thy Law!

It is my meditation all the day.

 

There is NO CONFLICT between the Old and the New for followers of Y’SHU+. 

 

  • GOD’S character is CONSTANT.

  • His Discernment is accurate.

  • His Judgments are real.

  • And His Truth is un-changing, ever-lasting, and endures forever. 

 

All of this is REVEALED in the person of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST … the same yesterday, today, and forever.  Amen.

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