Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
We LOVE Thy LAW+ , O GOD !
ADVENT MEDITATIONS # 1
JESUS CHRIST / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+
The Law Incarnate ...versus...
"Now I'm saved; I can sin all I want to."
GOD FORBID !
of The LORD is good, for it reveals the character of The ELOHIM (GOD:
The FATHER,HIS SON+, JESUS CHRIST / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+, and the blessed HOLY
SPIRIT / RUACH ha KADOSH) . .
The Law does so in concrete terms --- itemized and in minute
detail oftentimes --- so that no-one can mistake the Character orWill of GOD, the ELOHIM. The Law also reveals
the great compassion and loving-kindness of GOD, The ELOHIM, for mankind. .
Thus, for example, we see the Law of Moses detailing the
continued care of a widow who had no son to raise up the name of her dead
Gleaners were instructed NOT to re-harvest every missed shock of
grain or bough of olives in order to provide sustenance for the poor who were
allowed to pick up the left-overs. .
We see GOD's concern for the animals when treading out the
corn... they are not to be muzzled and kept from taking a nip of the
sweet-smelling grain. .
The LORD shows His concern for the lowly beasts of burden when
pulling a cart or plow; they are not to be un-equally yoked so that none does
more than its share of the workload. .
HE even hears the lowing of the cow for her calf; thus, we are
admonished NOT to boil a baby in the milk of its own mother. In other words, we
do not feed a "baby" to the parent animal.We recall we are not to thresh soft grains
with hard grains, nor to sow a field with mingled seed. .
care of man and animal and plant does The ELOHIM include for the ordering of
how man is to live , an order that reveals HIS will and HIS good heart towards
ALL HIS creation. .
The Law also detailed the animal sacrifices --- what they
were, how they were to be sacrificed, and when. .
The Law reveals
WHY the sacrificial system was established in the first place... perhaps as
early as the first slaying of animals ... to provide a Covering for sinful
Adam and Eve. .
[ Keep in mind that the Hebrew word used for "atonement
" is "Kippor" and KIPPOR
and its various forms are somehow always translated as
Unfortunately, "atonement" indicates a propitious
sacrifice of appeasement which is needed
to appease an angry GOD. .
However, KIPPOR tells us The
ELOHIM provided man a COVERING for sin out of HIS love and pity for mankind,
who is helpless to deliver himself from the bondage of sin. It has NOTHING to
do with “atonement” or appeasing an “angry god.” That is what the pagans did ! .
We can thank Augustine of
Hippo, John Calvin, and Martin
Luther for planting the doctrine of
appeasement in their translations and promoting the confusion. ] .
Hence, in no way is The Law seen as un-necessary to a
serious-minded Follower of JESUS / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA . The Law reveals the
Wisdom of The ELOHIM and GOD'S love for mankind. .
IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND the
First Advent of Our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+, we
will see His+ relationship to us through The Law. How does it all fit together ? .
HE+ was born in the likeness of sinful flesh. HE+ was born under
the Law. HE+ was dedicated to GOD under the Law and an offering for HIM+ was
made following the tenets of The Law. .
His parents were humble, righteous doers of the Law and did all things
according to the Law.He grew up under
the Law and lived under the Law.And HE+
died under the Law, becoming a curse for us. .
The LORD JESUS CHRIST / Y'SHU+ the M'SHIKHA+ was born to FULFILL
the LAW. .
The LAW INCARNATE
for us. .
Thus, we obey HIM+ with all the vigorwith which we obeyed The Old Law … for now,
HE+ is THE LAW+ … a Living LAW+ that we can love as well as obey. .
We shall see how this happened , in these Advent Meditations
during this season of preparation, the REMEMBRANCE of HIS+ first Coming to
planet earth. .
Let us pray:
O HOLY FATHER, we bless THEE and Thy Only-Begotten
SON+ JESUS CHRIST / Y’SHU+ the M’SHIKHA, through
The Blessed HOLY SPIRIT … for giving us The Old Law and now, THE Living LAW+ . .
We LOVE Thy LAW+, O LORD. Help us not to grieve THEE+ with our
disobedience to THEE+, O CHRIST / M’SHIKHA+. .
We thank THEE+ for making a Way+ through Thy Sacrifice for us to
come to The HOLY FATHER clean and full of love now for HIM and THEE+ … for now
we see more clearly and love The ELOHIM more dearly. .