Christendom and the Church think YHWH’s Old Testament Laws have been ‘done away with’, ‘nailed to the cross’. Through the systematic cover-up by scribes translating the Bible, like the shocking change to Solomon/Shelomoh’s name (see post My Beloved is Mine), key words and phrases have been written wrong and misinterpreted. I touched on this in the post Which Accused Them Before YHWH Day and Night. The New Testament is, in fact, at one with the Old. It is not actually new at all. The word means not new as in different, but renewed; the same one, rewritten and signed by Yahshua’s blood. That’s because most of the Old Testament Israelites broke it. When a contract is broken by one of the signatory parties, it is rendered void. To make another contract it must be drawn up again–rewritten, not reworded–and re-signed.
Yahshua’s sacrifice did away with the sacrificial system. We don’t have to kill animals anymore. The Levitical priesthood is also gone. Every man is once again priest of his own household, as it was in the days before the exodus (I PETER 2:5).
If we are to be signatories to this agreement, that Yahshua really did die for US, His beloved Church, FOR ME, FOR YOU, we should take His agonizing death on the cross seriously, without putting Him to open shame by flagrantly breaking His Laws. He spent three days in the depths of Hell for us. That was in the worst pit of Hell, where the torments must have made those three days seem like three thousand years!
Recently I received an email from a long-time friend of mine. The story of this email probably starts about six months ago when she rang to tell me she was going into hospital for an operation as she had a very rare form of cancer. I could hardly believe it. This friend, after what she had been through in her life, is one of my heroines, like Mother Theresa. She’s been a public figure. I’ve named one of my children after her. I cast my mind around trying to figure out what sin she may have been involved in to deserve the curse of cancer. Suddenly it occurred to me. I asked her: Has she forgiven certain people who have hurt her? “No,” her answer came, “I can’t forgive them.”
Despite desperate emails and pleadings on my part, she categorically refuses to forgive these people. “I’m not Jesus,” she said. I know if she dies in this bitterness she will not go to Heaven. It is a fundamental tenet of Christianity. Don’t forgive and you won’t be forgiven.
Down the track she sent me another email, a warning about computer chips in credit cards that can be read with an easily bought machine if someone with this machine walks past the person carrying their card. Innocently I emailed back: I don’t have a credit card, never have in my life…the easy way to avoid the problem, because debt is a sin. I was saying: Thanks, but this is the situation with me, I don’t have a problem.
Back came the most scathing and hurtful email: …I’m a Christian too, you know (no, I hadn’t known that)…and not everyone is a perfect as you, Debra…I’m sick of your…! Well, I hope my readers have realized by now that I am about as far from perfect as one could get, in ignorance I ignorantly helped to kill the unborn when I was a nurse, all the other stuff I’ve revealed here in my blog. One may like to go back at this point and read my very first post: YHWH’s Mysterious Plan. Then let’s read REVELATION 3:14-19 about today’s Laodicean Church: wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, it makes YHWH so sick He wants to spew us out of His mouth! Or is it some other Church He is talking about, NOT OURS?
Don’t want to hear it? Nor do I! It’s frightening. When I say to people, the reason why Yahshua has tarried and not returned for His bride these 2000 years is because HE HASN’T YET FOUND HIS CHURCH–He’s been searching for Her that 2000 years–and they look at me in disbelief, disapproval, disgust, and anger, I point out: WE ARE THE LAODICEAN CHURCH. WE MAKE HIM SICK.
We don’t BELIEVE in Him. Not really. We run to doctors when we get sick. (Some say YHWH has provided doctors and medicine for us. But I cannot see one instance in the Bible Yahshua sent anyone to a doctor or gave them medicine, nor Dr Luke either. If you look up the word sorcery in a concordance it is the Greek word pharmakeia: medication, magic, witchcraft. Sorcerers go to the lake of fire, just as do those who draw back it says in HEBREWS 10:39 ) We cover ourselves with every available insurance the world can offer to ‘protect’ ourselves from accidents. We deadbolt and lock our doors so tightly even the angels can’t get in. I’ve got news for US, demons don’t use doors. They just go through the wall! We scream at our husbands and children when they make us mad, then blame them when our voice goes hoarse. (Or am I the only one that has done that?)
For the first time in ages, I feel like swearing. At myself. I’m still laying in bed as I write this (the draft, that is. It’s Tuesday 11:59 pm as I type it): it’s 10:51 am. A Sunday morning, I reason. My day off. I think that says it all. I think I’ve written enough in this post. I’m making MYSELF sick.
PS. Let’s not all try to be perfect overnight (without spot and wrinkle). We’ll fall over our feet and get our legs tangled trying. Just ask Father to show us the direction of our first step. And for His grace to take it. Then the same with the next and the one after that. When I was learning to rock climb, I discovered even the tiniest step up on a climb put me into a totally new position to reach the next hand hold.
Want to be spiritual? Obey the Law (ROM. 7:14), and may Father’s infinite and abundant blessings be upon you.
What I’m writing and going to be writing is not for the fainthearted. If one is satisfied with milk, let them drink it. If you don’t like it you don’t have to read this. I’m not holding a knife to your throat.