| EB 7-8
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| EB 13
Yea verily, but as regards the covenant which He swear to the
fathers to give it to the people let us see whether He hath actually
given it. He hath given it, but they themselves were not found worthy
to receive it by reason of their sins.
---This is a picture of the law. Until the law is fulfilled by example, faith cannot overcome the law with love. In Christ, the law is overcome.
See Galatians 3.
For the prophet saith; And Moses was fasting in Mount Sinai forty
days and forty nights, that he might receive the covenant of the
Lord to give to the people. And [Moses] received from the Lord the
two tables which were written by the finger of the hand of the Lord
in the spirit. And Moses took them, and brought them down to give
them to the people.
---To receive what is offered, we empty ourselves. Return to the previous chapter on true fasting. Forty days and nights is symbolic of the flood,
again bringing back the concept of beasts in the water. The tablets in question are the laws that God would eventually write on our hearts. Before
the law is broken, we must be revealed by our sin nature.
And the Lord said unto Moses; Moses, Moses, come down quickly; for
thy people, whom thou leddest forth from the land of Egypt, hath
done wickedly. And Moses perceived that they had made for
themselves again molten images, and he cast them out of his hands
and the tables of the covenant of the Lord were broken in pieces.
---If you examine the mystery revealed in 1 Corinthians 10, you can understand why this happened in relation to baptism and the fact that we would be
born again. This is the single topic of the Bible, when understood, that has the potential to open they eyes fully. It is a paradigm shift to
understand that the nations that were scattered represent the souls resurrected in the waters of life. See this thread:
Hidden Mystery of Moses
Moses received them, but they themselves were not found worthy. But
how did we receive them? Mark this. Moses received them being a
servant, but the Lord himself gave them to us to be the people of His
inheritance, having endured patiently for our sakes.
---Any time you see, "MARK THIS," you should pay attention to what is being said in light of the fact that mankind is the beast of the temple. The
sacrifice in the temple was our sin to bear. Christ suffered and endured patiently for OUR sakes. He took on our sin. To reject this is foolish.
But He was made manifest, in order that at the same time they might
be perfected in their sins, and we might receive the covenant through
Him who inherited it, even the Lord Jesus, who was prepared
beforehand hereunto, that appearing in person He might redeem out of
darkness our hearts which had already been paid over unto death and
delivered up to the iniquity of error, and thus establish the
covenant in us through the word.
---Egypt is a refinery of learning. Sin and the law represent the instructional design of God. Redemption requires payment. Who paid our debt?
When does the student graduate from the involution in the water? When the child comes of age. We must first rise to new life from the process. This
requires facing the correct direction as discussed in the earlier chapters.
For it is written how the Father chargeth Him to deliver us from
darkness, and to prepare a holy people for Himself.
---As you can read in John 6:65, we are prepared by God with faith. This is the first step for the heart to be made right by the Son.
Therefore saith the prophet; I the Lord thy God called thee in
righteousness, and I will lay hold of thy hand and will strengthen
thee, and I have given thee to be a covenant of the race, a light
to the Gentiles, to open the eyes of the blind, and to bring forth
them that are bound from their fetters, and them that sit in
darkness from their prison house. We perceive then whence we were
---Israel is our reflecting point. Apart from the light shining on the nation of Israel first, it would not be possible for us to see the comparison
between the light itself and what it hits. Light can only be seen if it hits an object. Otherwise, it is invisible.
Again the prophet saith; Behold I have set Thee to be a light unto
the Gentiles, that Thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of
the earth; thus saith the Lord that ransomed thee, even God.
---The suffering and shame of Israel is the means to their own salvation. Once the Gentiles have entered in, Israel will also be saved. The book of
Romans makes this clear.
11 I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not
reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: 3
“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”[a]? 4 And what was
God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5 So too, at the present time there is a
remnant chosen by grace. 6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
Again the prophet saith; The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
wherefore He anointed Me to preach good tidings to the humble; He
hath sent Me to heal them that are broken-hearted, to preach
release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to
proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of recompense,
to comfort all that mourn.
---Notice that humility before God is necessary to understand what I am presenting. We are the captives. What is the mark of the humble heart? They
mourn for others. They are blind. They are captives. They are broken-hearted. They are humble. Find the opposites to these words and you have the
mark of the beast in 2 Timothy 3.
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,
disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4
treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do
with such people.
There are 18 items. He says, "Mark THIS!" 6+6+6
Determine in your own heart the difference between pride (Selfishness) and humility (Selflessness). Overcome the beast. It's the point of love.
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