Behold, Christ is risen! So, what’s for supper? More importantly, is it Kosher?
Luk 24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
Visiting a site, theologyreview.com, I was berated for saying that the Apostle Paul was a heretic.
[QUOTE=John Oscar]Calling Paul a heretic pretty much invalidates anything you have to say in a bilbically based forum, since he wrote a majority of the New Testament.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=me again]Agreed. :preach:[/QUOTE]
Was Paul a heretic? Moreover is Paul to blame for turning Jesus into an idol to be worshipped rather than G-d’s Son and Representative, bringer and establisher of both the old and renewed covenant? Can the L-RD ever abolish the Torah and remain the L-RD who changeth not?
When dealing with Paul, one must never forget, he is dealing with Saul as well.
Similarly, when dealing with Jesus, one is not just dealing with the Son of G-d but also the Father Himself.
Paul had what Jesus lacked, tact and knowledge of sin. He sought to discover the limitless treasures and power stored up in the Almighty by trying Him in the Spirit as well as creating a Way of keeping Our Lord in the Way made straight by the agreement, love, and work of the Brethren, labouring together for the Kingdom of G-d, to enter therein by whatever means G-d made possible on earth as it is in Heaven.
What if Paul had to be a heretic to mark those who did not belong to G-d?
How shall they who believe the Law to be abolished and the ordinances to be works of death, return to G-d? When they themselves are dead or dying in sins?
Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
What does it mean when the L-RD saith, thou shalt do this or that and that these things which I command you are to be in your hearts and minds eternally and forever?
To all Jews within the Kingdom, the Torah is a Tree of Life, It is Christ Himself, a veritable Living, Breathing Holy Manifestation of G-d. Not only the Written Law but the Oral as well.
Deu 11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the L-RD thy G-d, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
May it not have been because Paul was frequently addressing and converting Gentiles unto the L-RD, whose lives were proof that they were Jews at heart and in deed, but whose pride and way of life may not have been in step or keeping with the Law and the Way of Life Eternal, so that Paul may have had to trick many Gentiles into adoption in the House of Israel that he might save all the more…And certainly, the Jews were going to be upset with this for ages, but Paul knew he had ages of time to deal with, as a day with the L-RD is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day.
Jesus called Paul as the least in the kingdom and Paul knew himself to be chief of sinners and vile.
Paul was a heretic for Christ!…nevertheless…
See if you can follow my train here…
Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
2Cr 3:13 And not as Moses, [which] put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [vail] is done away in Christ.
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
Aha! So it’s a heart issue! Does that mean the Law is abolished and the ordinances thereof? By no means!
How shall that which was cut off be grafted back in?
Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
And which Light be in ye? Are ye moonshine posing as sunshine? Or would you like to swing from a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar and be better off than you are…a new car, caviar…Or would you rather be unclean and mean?
Gen 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.
Rom 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
1Cr 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1Ch 13:3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul.
Aha! Paul, as Saul, did not care for the Torah. Saul as Paul was fighting to understand and overcome his former nature…Did he indeed win the race he claimed to win? Yea, and Paul was crowned with a crown more Wonderful than all the kings of the earth. A man among men? Nay, a King among kings! Did he take the Work of Christ and transform It into something that would make many men kings who sought to play a game with G-d and Jesus who had given them the opportunity to do so and birth a new thing with G-d, but which did not cancel out the Old nor the Promise Eternal and the Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Torah keeps man in the Way, and most men want to go their own ways. Most men followed "Robert" to "Frost" never thinking of the cost, whose hearts waxed cold in iniquity.
And might these kings need to remove the King to do their own wills and not His?
Might it be…a setup? Willed by the very Hand of Him who would crucify His Only Begotten Son? To confound all men and the very devil himself?
Luk 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way.
Hey now, what’s the big idea?!
Just who was taken out of the way and why?
All is fair in love and war…
But such is how we get at that Wickedness and satan is revealed, and how else shall we do this except the Lord provide a scapegoat? Which thing is a similitude of the Crucified Christ.
Dodge city, Denmark, call it what you will, something is rotten in its state…
2Ch 24:25 And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died:
they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.
What happens when Christ catches on or more importantly when G-d defies the world and raises whom He will and keeps Him alive before all Creation which is seeking to destroy Life, itself and G-d and all knowledge of G-d and His Way and Chosen Ones?
This is when He is the Shield of Abraham in very deed! And nothing in all of Creation can stay the Hand of the Almighty, nor sway the hearts of His Servants. Not all the power and rage of the Evil One nor Hades itself can ever overcome the L-RD Omnipotent. He does what He will, and none can stay His Hand.
Dan 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
How shall we worship such a G-d as This? Who shall teach us?
Jhn 4:22-24 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
Anyone who would worship in Spirit and Truth must acknowledge the Truth that Salvation is of the Jews. All the best communities, governments, societies, cultures, etc. under heaven are formed around this immutable Truth and all the work therein doth outshine all else in creation because they are agreed, whatsoever may come, they work for G-d. And the Entire World has the same to thank for anything and everything we have ever had to hold dear and love and treat as sacred.
Pro 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
Isa 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Hbr 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good.
Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]:
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.
Where doth the train go off the track, and how do we get it back on the rails???
Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Hbr 7:14 For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
ut oh, what is Paul doing?
Rom 3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Aha! And I’ll be a son of gun! Christ hath no lineage in or of this world. What he hath is a Chosen People and Inheritance, Jewels no man may estimate the worth of, and these he comes to take up and return to his dwelling place with. His Eternal and Everlasting Choice is Israel, not Judah, though Judah be of Israel. "Let everything be done in order…"
Nevertheless, something sprang out of Judah and it was definitely the L-RD who put the spring in his step, the pounce in his pulse, and the zeal in his zip.
What to do when the L-rd creepeth…Find resolution is His Rest. Even if the only way you may enjoy It is vicariously…
And the very same immutable truth is why Jesus chose Paul. Only Paul, and no other man under heaven could or would dare set a trap and snare that would catch the devil himself. His gospel awaketh the L-RD in a most magnificent manner!
Isa 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. [Art] thou not it that hath cut Rahab, [and] wounded the dragon?
Mine Lord, how the plot thickeneth!
Jam 2:25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way?
And everyone in Christ had a hand in helping, all to the Glory of G-d.
Act 17:5-9 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort,
and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, [one] Jesus.
And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
In the latter-days, we shall find, to the Glory of G-d, the same house doth have claim on the honor of turning the world downside up.
Mal 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept [them]. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
Mar 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Even on the cross, screaming in pain, about to expire, the Christ speaks a lesson immutable and answers its own inquisition.
Jhn 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Num 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Rom 4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Exd 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What [is] that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand [was] leprous as snow.
And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his [other] flesh.
And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour [it] upon the dry [land]: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry [land].
Many of Paul’s teachings are heretical, as he himself saith, "deceiving yet true." He was not only proving the disciples who might hear him, he was proving the L-rd.
Paul turned Jesus into something Christ never intended for many of his followers so-called who didn’t understand but did what their own vile hearts told them to do with Christ and Paul’s Works.
Thus they would work and labor for the fraud, while denying the true Christ.
What do you think the vile American Christian movement is all about?
If Paul shrewdly set traps for many who would never belong to Christ to protect the very same, Hallelujah! and Alleluia and well done…The world is going to HATE Christ either way, so to hades with them for falling into pits they dug themselves or helped to deepen…
Psa 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Yet Paul lends a hand as well as confuses a lecher.
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Pro 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
The fraud lieth in wait and becomes a swallower of G-d and His lambs, not even thankful for the meal, but totally base and serpentine in will and imagination, and putteth good for evil and evil for good.
Psa 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people [as] they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
And the so-called followers of Jesus, may be interested in knowing his Name if the L-RD is not "Jesus."
Exd 34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
This is all written to make clear why it is so important that your words and deeds mark you a true disciple, because one may watch you and mark you by things and choices that no one in their worldly mind would notice nor lend significance to. Yet those who are holy shall proclaim and publish thy holiness for.
It’s time to put your toys and tools away, kids.
1Cr 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
And when ye become as God?
Lev 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.
Exd 20:25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
Jhn 3:19-22 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
1Jo 3:12 Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
And what? If Jacob may catch Esau by the heel, Esau may certainly turn the tables and lay in wait to trip up Jacob…
Paul hath reason to boast above all men and angels serving G-d, yet he taketh no boast unto himself save it be to boast of the Christ he serves and the Power of G-d at work in him unto the Salvation of all.
When a man falleth and endureth separation from G-d and His Holy Spirit, and more, survives in the jungle the world becometh to all who fall, there yet remaineth an awareness of what was and what the gift of communion and fellowship with the Spirit is, not to mention the indwelling that maketh possible all this and so much more. Most conscious beings may be willing to do all manner of deed, both evil and good just to have a brief moment in His Holy Light.
The Whore so confounds and enslaves all men, that the fallen may opportune the inevitable and reign over that which is above by manipulating and condescending so as to betray holiness and defile all using the sons of G-d to betray the collective consciousness of mankind.
Yet her time has come, she is undone.
Mic 1:9 For her wound [is] incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, [even] to Jerusalem.
Nah 3:19 [There is] no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?
Therefore, she will hurt her own, anyone at all, and especially any children of G-d, she may get her bloody hands on, not just demanding the head of one prophet, but that of every believer in creation. And her weapon of making war?
The American, Right-Wing Christian Coalition so-called.
Psa 94:20-21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Luk 18:9-14 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Luk 4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself
Christianity in America, everyone claiming Christ, but none really believing or coming to him proper, save it be those who are denied by the "mainline" Christian. All people working hard, doing their best to make a show of their faith, yet none really acting in Faith nor having any Faith in G-d. Most of this country will be surprised when they’re cut off in a land of plenty and abundance…In such, disease and violence will no doubt mount a war of its own and there wont be any physicians who may heal or help the sick and the wounded. But in the midst of America, there are saints and healers who go virtually unheard, unseen and whose advice and predictions go unheeded, yet they heal one another and work faithfully for G-d and Christ, but you wont find them at churches on Sunday with the crazy Christian madness going on all over the states, because they see this for what it is, absurd lip-service and people getting rich and stupid on selling Christ. All of these wont know what to do, when the judgment comes upon them…nor will those who follow them to their destruction.
Then, when they are in their diseases, at last, they may come to him and he too may be ill for the pestilence will no doubt cover the entire land and nation, then will they, in their cruelty say unto him, "Physician, heal thyself."
They are the types who would take healing and heal and go right back to their sins that led them to become sick and return again to be healed and again, etc. never repenting and never ceasing to sin…Using Christ like a prescription medication… wasting grace and miracles, or not even being aware of them.
It is written;
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."
Everyday, I fight a very hard and never-ending spiritual and physical battle here at Home, in America, and I find it very sad and disheartening, though certainly not surprising, that my countrymen, friends, neighbors and members of my own household are my worst enemies.
Our very way of life, and our freedoms make this war almost impossible for a lawful citizen to fight. Liberty is a lost ideal, and we seem to sacrifice more and more of what might have been everyday…
When will we men of God stop the madness? Stop hiding behind the gigantic lousy lie that America has become and step out boldly for Christ. We don’t dare deal justly with one another, while the Enemy grants every criminal in creation whatever they want right before our eyes, we must sit by with no rights in our own nation as the government goes ahead with a demonic agenda to spread world disease and discomfort to every nation.
I’m ashamed to be known as an American.
Most people would rather suffer annihilation than suffer what they consider to be an embarrassment known as Jesus Christ to live at Liberty, if they tell you differently, they’re lying. And the absurd, beastly pride of Americans is the most ludicrously disgusting realization I’ve ever had the displeasure of feeling.
America was a wonderful nation, because she was ridiculous and men had the ability to laugh at themselves and their situation. But it’s not funny anymore, and our coping strategies are entirely unjust. The poor and the needy are victimized in the worst way possible and the scum of the earth run the show, or believe they do…
I’ll yet wait on the Lord, and in the morning the wicked will be but a memory, if that…
Psa 104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
Pro 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so [is] the wicked no [more]: but the righteous [is] an everlasting foundation.
Nah 1:15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.
And it’s time to read…Jeremiah , chapter 51