NOTE: This was first posted http://www.onlinefellowship.us June 10, 2017
Q. ARE THE FOLLOWING “SPIRITUAL HEART CONDITIONS” CONDUCIVE…. OR NOT TO HEALTHY, QUALITY, MINISTRY, LIFE RELATIONSHIPS?
- BOOK OF ISAIAH 6:10 “Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.”
- BOOK OF ISAIAH 11:2-3“And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
MINUS THE LAW: FROM A RELATIONSHIP THEOLOGY PERSPECTIVE
A Submitted Selah, rather than Judgmental Dogma
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1. PRIOR TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN FALL IN GENESIS 1-2: Both human persons in an ongoing divine RELATIONSHIP through the, empowered by the and ongoing communicating with God’s Glorious Wholly, Living Holy Spirit.
2. PRIOR TO THE HUMAN EDEN FALL: Each person had fully daily manifestation all spiritual fruits…most notably, “personal self government” which means “self control” “temperance”
No one ever acted out or lost personal self control..thus PRIOR TO THE FALL, there was never a need for LAWS, PENALTIES,ACCUSATION, JUSTICE, JUDGMENT, ETC.
3. HAD ALL HUMAN KIND SUBMITTED TO FULLY OBEY THE LORD, the Levitical Law, the Ten Commandments would have never been needed.
4. AFTER THE FALL: Beginning in GENESIS 3, when sin, Eve’s deception, First Man Adam’s rebellious willful choice to prefer pleasing his wife, over submitting to God’s ONE RULE…p God’s Holy Spirit abruptly departed. GOD-FIRST PEOPLE, ALL FOLLOWING HUMAN PERSONS divine communication stopped, was hindered. And anti God, Anti leader, anti self, anti spouse,anti ALL human relationship ACCUSATION soon followed.
WE CONCLUDE: ALL ACCUSATION IS THE “ANTI RELATIONSHIP”
AFTER SIN CAME GENESIS 3 ONWARD
Beginning with the first accuser blame shifting, when God up front confronted the First Governor of the whole Planet, Adam, about what had happened on his overseer leader Watch, (Adam avoids being accountable by accusing Eve of “making him eat the forbidden fruit” Genesis 3)..then in the following human generation, when the son of Adam and Eve killed his own brother..the slide toward sin, accusation and death began to affect all society.
THUS God gave the TEN COMMANDMENTS (our nickname God’s TENDER COMMANDMENTS) plus He laid down the Levitical Law to KEEP ORDER, PROVIDE SAFE PROTECTION and avoid MAYHEM which would bring turmoil, much pain, earthly mayhem and accuser, abusive , chaos to RELATIONSHIPS and in such a fashion warp, destroy God’s over all SOCIETY (family, heritage, True Community Plan);
Rather than SHALOM PEACE, fulfilling LIFE, there would be anarchy and total despondency and all forms of DEMONIC DARKNESS AND DEATH.
(NOTE: ARE NOT AVOIDING the GOD- HUMAN RELATIONSHIP , SIN ATONING part of the Law: calling mankind to repentance, setting up sacrifices, Atonement, offerings, intentionally..that may come at another God time. Just too lengthy for one article)
PENTATEUCH (first 5 books of Old Testament) THROUGH MALACHI
HEBREWS 1:1 “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,…
OLD TESTAMENT TIMES: God only communicates via His Law and the Hebrew OFFICE PROPHETS (in the direct word from the Lord/ oracle fashion). His Holy Spirit does not dwell in individual Old Testament times believers, like He can today, due to the Messiah, Jesus Christ coming, with His free deposit of the Holy Spirit( more later about that)
IN THE BOOK OF FIRST SAMUEL: God sends His very first Hebrew national prophet, Samuel. God uses the office true prophet to give a word from the Lord directly to leaders and God’s Hebrew people.
However, very soon, God’s people compare themselves to the NON HEBREWS who have a king. They clamor and beg for an elevated king. God then gives them a very human one, King Saul.
A subtle supernatural thread then began to spread among’s God’s Law Loving high priests, elders, leaders, princes, and even their line of powerful kings. I submit that this thread is the Esau (Edomite) carnal high priesthood (mentioned by prophet Obadiah) and descends from the chaotic dysfunctional, accuser family roots of Patriarch Levi, who, along with his brother, Simeon, rebelled against their father Jacobs, authority by slaughtering a nearby tribe in retaliation for their sister’s rape. (Genesis 34)**
** HAPPILY, the Messiah, Jesus, descended on his mother’s side, from the servant leader,agricultural tribe of JUDAH! (meaning to PLOW, Also to PRAISE) Meaning: thus there would be no passed down generational big tendencies would stem down from Levi.
FROM THEN UNTIL THE END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (MALACHI)
We find a continuing twisting, morphing, within God’s temple high priesthood, which now appears to often pervert the LAW (which was for all of God’s people) but now, (if one reads the PROPHETS ..prime example Isaiah, Obadiah and Malachi )..one now notes that the heart of the TEMPLE OFFICES and other ELDERS, positioned KINGS and LEADERS are far more toward materialism, comfort and even falling into dull spirited deception: even spiritually compromising with foreign deities.
This writer submits: was this spiritual morphing, from what God had intended as the Levitical Temple High Priest, into what this writer has written on: an ESAU (EDOMITE) TEMPLE HIGH PRIESTHOOD? (Read Malachi short 4 chapters, not just the FAMOUS MALACHI 3:10 TITHE VERSE)
AND as Prophet Malachi’s strong word to the temple high priests, was used by God to close off the accepted Bible canon for 10 generations of apparent Holy Spirit Silence ..400 years from the close of the Book of Malachi, to the Beginning of the New Testament book of Matthew…
This writer wonders: Did the temple high priesthood continue to MORPH and eventually transform, even spiritually WARP into what became the temple PHARISEES and SADDUCEES of Christ’s Leader Day?
LEADER PREMISE: SIN HARDENS DISCERNING, PERCEIVING, HEARING OFFICE HEARTS
ISAIAH 6:10 “Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.”
The effects of the sinful nature of all humankind, eventually warps and morphs the hearing hearts of God’s elders and leaders. Of course, we understand that there is ALWAYS a Godly remnant (Daniel, for example) but when one reads the PROPHETS (such as Isaiah, Obadiah, etc) one fully understands that there is a slow morphing of the pure hearts of God’s HIGH PRIESTS, Kings.
WE MAY CONCLUDE: that RELATIONSHIPS were not nearly as important in the dull of discernment, dubbed Mammon Chasing, “Edomite” temple priesthood, during Jesus day. This has been nicknamed a HIERLING priesthood, with many descended from carnal ESAU. (Note: Even King Herod was an Edomite, Esau descendent).
SO by the time God sent CHRIST, many who oversaw the temple, were “in it for the money” (and many perks, power and authority position)…Such as were the PHARISEES.
REMINDER: Just a SELAH not hard core DOGMA.
THE PARADIGM SHIFT OF THE COMING OF THE PERCEIVER-DISCERNER CHRIST
In stark contrast to the New Testament Office PHARISEES, the long prophesied, apostolic prophet JESUS would NOT be dull of discerning, but actually very prophetically sharp and skilled. BUT apart from any oracle elevated Big Office carnal Human EGO:
BOOK OF ISAIAH 11:2-3“And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:”
ASIDE: What a representation of 5 FOLD OFFICE SENIOR PASTOR, TEACHER, CHIEF APOSTLE, OVERSEER PASTOR, WITNESS EVANGELIST…ALL ROLLED INTO “THE” ONE!
JESUS CHRIST’S OWN EARTHLY HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
- WE CONCLUDE by recommending that the reader read the GOSPELS (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) when Jesus Christ was alive on the earth in both PERSONAL LIFE and in PIONEERING SENIOR LEADERSHIP.
- FOLLOWING DOING THAT we want to ask a few (non Levitical) questions.
- What made the Messiah tick: as a person, family member, minister, leader, towns person, son, 1/2 sibling, 5 fold office Savior?
- How did Jesus react to all of the many AREA human persons of different faiths, nations, colors, both genders, Faith Filled or Not? Social strata, chronological age, Chief Sinner, fellow religious leader, etc:
- Was JESUS Back Under the Law? Did He show full respect to EVERY SINGLE ONE?
- What was Christ’s basic views of Christian ministry hierarchy, office, power or position?
- How did Jesus and His disciples relate to their own spiritual government? Apostolic authority?”Who was over WHOM in Jesus Christ’s First Church Apostolic Spiritual Authority?”
- Did Jesus ever use Scripture, the OT Law to further His own senior leadership position? Or to apply pressure on the disciples or the lay people to do His bidding? To increase the revenues of the global gospel ministry?
- How was Christ’s apostolic RELATIONSHIP with Money? Example: MAKING MONEY, MAMMON, STUFF, POSSESSIONS and collecting OFFERINGS
- ALL OTHER we may not have room /time for?
FINALLY, WE SHOULD EVALUATE
Q. HOW WELL does Modern Day Christ Following (Ministry OFFICES, LEADERSHIP, LAY, REGULAR FELLOWSHIP ATTENDER ) maturely and accurately represent JESUS CHRIST’S PURE LIFE when viewed through the eyes of Ministry, Personal, and Area RELATIONSHIPS?
Submitted as another James 3:17 Selah
“The (ANY) wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, peaceable, easily entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
By accepting Jesus Christ into an individual’s heart as only Lord and Savior, God would then bless that accepting person a free GIFT of a deposit of His Holy Spirit..which would also place in their spirit the Galatians 5:22 FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT** “temperance, self control”….which lies at the main basis of all non controlling SPIRITUAL , NATURAL, CIVIL, FELLOWSHIP, PARENTAL, LEADER, LIFE AUTHORITY!
**GALATIANS 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
AND we understand that by CHRIST’S BEING SENT that God has returned back to His People the power OVER the Accuser, deceiver snake and given them the power to REFRAIN from all accusation, lies, etc but also His power, counsel and Holy Spirit MIGHT to bear the cross under accusation, persecution, abuse, etc
For the It is Written Says…
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
***11 And they overcame him ( THE ACCUSER!) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
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