Word of GOD and Church

The promise to the children of Israel was fulfilled by the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-26).  He was born to redeem the world.  But He was rejected by the children of Israel among whom He was born and grew up.

One day during His earthly ministry our Lord took three of His disciples  and  went up into a high mountain “and  He was transfigured before them.  His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.  Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’–because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid.  And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud saying,  ‘This is  My  beloved  Son.  Hear Him!”’  (Mark 9:2-7).

What was the meaning of all this?  Moses stood for the Law, does it mean people should no longer follow the Law of Moses as a system of worshiping God? Sabbath-keeping,  tithing,  animal   sacrifices,  and instrumental music are no longer required?

Elijah stood for the prophets who spoke about the coming on earth of a Saviour from the seed of David.  Now that the Saviour has come, Does it mean men should not go back to the Law and the prophets? No, but to be known as undeceiving reference, in order to understand and then obey the words of God via Jesus Christ!

When God found that the children of Israel were becoming disobedient to Him, He spoke to them through Moses and warned them that He would bring forth a man like Moses to speak to them.  Whoever disobeyed His word would perish (Deuteronomy 18:15-19).

Whatever Christ said was not of His own, but words from God the Father.  “And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.  He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him–the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.  For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.  And I know His command is everlasting life.  Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak”  (John 12:47-50). 

Today, again, you must note also that Jesus will deny certain ones on the Judgement day, not because they did not worship Him, but because they confuse/deceive people, twisting understanding with doctrines or they did not do it according to His will.  Now, let me divert your attention strictly to the Church, Ministers and God: Remember that God promised to build a house (Isaiah 2:2-3). 

This house is what Christ called “My church.”  Jesus bought this church with His blood, “Therefore take heed to yourselves  and to all the flock,  among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28).  No one has a right to form any other church anyhow as seen nowadays or call it by any name of his/her own choosing just like that.. Beware, Ministers and Members, let us understand and mind our “True Vine” nature, lest we be cut off from Christ as useless, confusing, and unyielding branch; rather be pruned!

God bless you

 

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