Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Concerning "Hebrew Roots" and "Dispensationalist" Confusion.

There is only one law prophesied of, through which the LORD reigns, not merely over His people but more importantly in His people, which began in Jerusalem, when God poured out of His Spirit upon those 120 souls in the upper room, and thus His fiery inward reign spread to all the nations of the Earth through their exploits (Isaiah 2:1-5, Micah 4:1-5, Jeremiah 31:33, Hosea 1:1-11, Acts 2:1-46).

Jesus has one law to govern His kingdom. Whether Jew or Gentile, there is no other law by which the church is to be governed (Micah 4:1-5, Mark 16:15, 1 Timothy 6:2-5, 1 Corinthians 7:10-19).
There is only one Word and Seed by which we are born again, which is Jesus Christ Himself (1 Peter 1:23, 1 John 3:9).

There is one church, one body of Christ, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God (Ephesians 4:4-6, James 2:19).

There is one head over the church, one supreme authority (1 Corinthians 11:3, Romans 7:2-4).

This is not referring to the "Hebrew Roots" Torah-Keeping movement, for Christ came unto His own but His own did not only not receive Him (John 1:11). In fact, His own delivered Him over to be crucified (John 19, Matthew 27, Acts 2:23), consequently fulfilling and ending that covenant once and for all. Therefore, all who are in Christ, have become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that we should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead (Romans 1:1-5), that we should bring forth fruit to God (Romans 7:1-4). Not that we are dead to the law of Christ, but to the old covenant laws and ordinances.

Jesus said, "Think not that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfil" (Matthew 5:17). It wasn't Jesus that destroyed the law or the prophets, but it was those who sought to destroy Him through the cross, that fulfilled the purpose of His coming, leaving nothing incomplete. They did not perceive, that when His life on Earth ended upon the cross, that the law of Moses ended in His death. Those who try to uphold the law of Moses are analogous to pleasing a dead husband (Romans 7:1-4).

When the voice from the most excellent glory said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, hear Him" (Mark 9:7, Luke 9:35, 2 Peter 1:17), both the Law and the prophets in the persons of Moses and Elijah were present. God did not tell the disciples to hear them, but to hear Him. As it is written, "God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom He has appointed Heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Hebrews 1:1-3).

The disciples did not write the Gospels to preserve history. They were not historians, they were ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

Matthew wrote to the Jews to reach the Jews, Mark wrote to reach the Romans, Luke wrote to reach the Greeks, and John wrote to reveal the Deity of Jesus. The Gospels are the whole, not the part. They are not, for example, only Matthew chapters 12-28 as some dispensationalists teach.

When Paul refers to himself as the "apostle" and "teacher" to the Gentiles (Romans 11:13, 1 Timothy 2:7, 2 Timothy 1:11), he was not saying that there is a plurality of kingdoms, of lords, of faiths, of laws, of spirits, seeds, or gods, in fact, Paul taught that there is only One.

Theologians sure make a mess of things. Several of the apostles left Jerusalem and went to the uttermost parts of the Earth, as Jesus commanded (Acts 1:8), bringing His life and message to India, Ethiopia, and other Gentile countries. They didn't refer to Paul, go to any Pauline College, or Pauline Bible school before commencing their missionary journeys. They lived their lives with Christ for years, and spent time with Him after His triumphant resurrection, during which He spoke to them for forty days of things pertaining to the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3).

Earthly kings throughout the ages, have sent ambassadors to numerous peoples and countries, to represent their person, with their authority, to announce their laws, and mandates. Imagine if one ambassador said, "I am an ambassador to you Indians", another, "I am an ambassador to you Germans", and still another, "I am the ambassador to you Ethiopians", but all three brought a different message, representing the morals, character, life, and teachings of the king? God is not the author of confusion my friends.

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