Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 18 (The Commandments of God, Part 4: “Christians & The Old Testament Law”)

By admin On April 4th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – March 18

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The Commandments of God,

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Part 4:

“Christians & The Old Testament Law”

To read Part 1, click here…JULY 28 (The Commandments of God, Part 1: The True Light Now Shineth!)

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There is great confusion in the Christian world as to exactly what is our relationship to the Old Testament and its many statutes.

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One radio show host divided the Old Testament laws into three categories: the moral law, the civil law, and the ceremonial law. Nowadays, many Bible teachers also add the health laws.

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Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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“ADD THOU NOT, NEITHER DIMINISH OUGHT!”

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But the problem with all this theological categorizing is that they are unwittingly adding to the Bible, names which God never named. In other words, just like Abram & Sarai tried to help God by their wicked plan to conceive a child through adultery, so likewise, today’s theologians try to “help God out” by attempting to analyze the Bible according to fallible, human understanding.

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But God warns us not to add to His infallible Word, nor diminish ought from that same Word.

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And so, the Christian must never attempt to add nor take away from God’s finished Word. Oh yes, teachers may attempt to interpret the Bible, as long as we proclaim that our interpretations are not infallible. But the practice of adding non-biblical names to Scripture cannot be biblically supported!

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“If any man…add…God shall add unto him the plagues…herein”

Revelation 22:18

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But even more than this “adding to and diminishing ought”, these erring teachers now falsely claim that New Testament Christians are not required to obey the so-called civil, ceremonial, and health laws.

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At best, some might concede, “Well, only the moral law is now to be obeyed by Christians”

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This even makes their transgression more grievous to God, and becomes a stumbling block for church-goers!

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ALL SCRIPTURE TO BE OBEYED!

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgWhat today’s Bible teachers and theologians do not understand is that the entire Bible is valid for today’s Christian.

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Listen… “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17

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All Scripture is profitable and very relevant to the Christian, and is to be obeyed.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy Bible – cropped image – – Creative Commons Lic.

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“Yet the LORD hath not given you…eyes to see, and ears to hear” Deuteronomy 24:4

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_bible.jpgNow, this is where the current-day Bible teachers and theologians go wrong.

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In today’s apostate church-world, there is a spiritual blindness which forbids most of the Christian community from seeing the spiritual nature of the Bible. They do not perceive that the Old Testament is the Gospel of Jesus, howbeit veiled in allegories, proverbs, types, shadows and symbols. Today’s Christian teachers and theologians even forbid Christians from interpreting the Bible spiritually, for the most part.

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And so, when the Old Testament speaks of earthly things, to a great extent, they cannot see the heavenly meaning.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Holy Bible – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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” Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in…the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt”

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This above verse speaks of a yearly celebration of Israel’s exodus from their hard bondage in Egypt. But even though Christians do not literally celebrate this feast, we nevertheless are informed by Paul…”Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1st Corinthians 5:8  

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgThis verse reveals the true meaning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. It actually represents the Christian who shuns all the unbiblical philosophies, false church-doctrines, maxims, traditions, and ungodliness of the world, clinging ever-so tenaciously to the Bible-and-the-Bible-only!

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And so, this just one example, along with so many other New Testament fulfillments about various Old Testament laws, give us a giant clue as to how we must spiritualize away all the other types, shadows, allegories, and parables found throughout the Old Testament!

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And by comparing Scripture with Scripture, and spiritual things with spiritual, we can find more and more about God’s truth and His divine will for our lives! This is the true “hidden Manna”, all hidden away in the Old Testament.

Unleavened bread from Jerusalem wikipedia share-alike license

USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgSTUDY, NOBLE BEREAN, STUDY!

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Well, this website has many articles which expand on this truth.

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And the Reader is encouraged to explore those articles to gain a greater insight into the spiritual nature of God’s infallible Word!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Christian_Martyrs_Last_Prayer.jpg

TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to put away my desire to seek after the things of the world, that I may devote myself to Thy Word…

The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read…May 8 (“He That Hath An Ear To Hear”, Part 3: “Do Ye Not Hear The Law veiled in Allegories?)or you can also read this article…NOVEMBER 20TH (2nd Corinthians, Chapter 3: Shifting The Centerpiece Of The Bible)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

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EARTH: PLANET OF REST

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Counting the Sun as the 1st heavenly sphere, the Earth is the 4th heavenly sphere. If we extend our theory (and it’s just a theory) that God created our solar system to correspond to thehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Globeblack.PNG commandments, the Sun corresponding to the 1st Commandment, then Planet Earth would correspond to the 4th Commandment: the Seventh-day Sabbath.

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And so, on the very planet that corresponds to the commandment that exalts the idea of “peace” and “rest”, there exists very little peace. And very little rest. Ironic, isn’t it? 

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Globeblack – Wikimedia – public domain

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FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Planet of Rest: “What is the True Sabbath?”

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BH_LMC.pngTOMORROW…

March 19 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 15: “Black Holes In Inner-Space: Romantic Idolatry!”)

Artist’s imaginative concept of a Black Hole – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license

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