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.. PART 1 .. The Matter of Covenants with God ..

.. Covenant Consecration and « the Blood » ..

.. God's Covenant with [ ISRAEL ] that Invites Gentiles ..

.. PART 2 .. The New Covenant of Jesus Christ ..

.. PART 3 .. The Sabbath .. Holy Days & other Ordinances .. of the OLD TESTAMENT ..

.. PART 4 .. The « GIFT » of the Spirit: What is that? ..

.. SUMMATION ..



November 13, 2011

Dear Website Friend,

You have specifically pointed out, that within ..  Prophets Of Jesus Christ .., our documents are missing the scriptural topic of keeping the « Sabbath and Holy Days », as a New Testament practice. In our review of Christian Doctrine, of « Right Faith », we ( Michael and Reneé ) testify that we have been, in the past, and are presently in this matter, yielded to the .. implicit .. « Spirit Life ~ ZOË » leadership of Jesus Christ, whose indwelling works is filtering out Doctrine distortions and « Traditional Presumptions of Christian Faith », from within .. US .. of Prophets Of Jesus Christ! It is vitally important to us, of  Prophets Of Jesus Christ, to adhere to « Spirit Life ~ Principles » .., and to .. NOT .. fall into the traps of mainstream Christendom, which have crippled .. literally .. the « Spirit Life ~ ZOË », of Jesus Christ, from the experience of New Testament believers!


PART ONE:

The Matter of Covenants with God


We ( Michael and Reneé ) testify that the issue of « Covenants » is a muddled idea among Gentile Minded ~ Christians. The idea of God defining a contract between ( HIMSELF ) and ( HIS ) selection of particular men, within the complexity of « Covenant Consecration », is mostly ( lost ) to Bible reading Christians. And, the idea of God's methodology of « Covenant Confirmation » is a .. secondary matter .. of Christian muddle. Divine Evidence will prove the [ ACTIVATION ] of a « Covenant » between God and ( HIS ) particular men; and, such Divine Evidence, of « Covenant Confirming ~ ACTIVATION », follows behind « Proper Faith Working » of « Covenant Believers », which is the .. third part .. of Christian muddle.


Testament / Covenant


The word for « “Testament” » of [ OLD ~ TESTAMENT ] or [ NEW ~ TESTAMENT ]; the « “Testament” » word also translates as « Contract » and also as « Covenant ». So whether the « “Testament” » is Old or New, the « “Testament” » representation is correlating to a « Contract » or « Covenant »! A « “Testament” / Contract / Covenant » is .. an agreement .. set between two parties who are called the « TESTATORS ». God is one « TESTATOR » of the Holy Bible « “Testament” » and the other « TESTATOR » of the Holy Bible « “Testament” » is particularly defined as being [ ISRAEL ], .. whether [ OLD or NEW TESTAMENT ]!


Covenant Consecration


A « Covenant » with God, by « Creation Law », requires a « consecration process » which validates that « Covenant », and; that sets Divine Evidence into [ ACTIVATION ], to confirm and uphold .. perpetually .. the « Covenant Terms » that have been agreed to. The « Consecration Process », of « Creation Law », requires the submitted [ BLOOD SACRIFICE & DEATH ] that is agreed to by, and witnessed by, [ BOTH ] of the « Covenant »« TESTATORS ». A « Covenant » with God .. WILL ALWAYS .. be « Consecrated » through [ BLOOD ]! A « Covenant » with God, that .. HAS NOT .. been consecrated by the submission of [ BLOOD ], .. WILL NOT .. be approved and .. officially .. accepted, by God, and; will be .. VOID .. of any « Covenant Confirming ~ ACTIVATION », with its following signs of Divine Evidence!


Why Blood?


In .. THE CREATION .. of the Earth and living creatures of the Earth, .. and humankind as well .., the life component of [ ALL ] living things is « The Blood »! Without the « Blood Component », in God's Creatures, nothing actually lives in the Earthen plane of reality. So, when the « Blood Component » is removed, from an Earthen Creature, that flesh life dies in that Creature. What is not understood, from scientific studies of biology, is the « Spiritual Composition » within the « Blood »; for, such « Spiritual Presence » is not measurable with Earthen based instruments. But, from scriptural insights to God's Creation, the mysteries of the « Blood » are revealed; and, the « Spiritual Presence », within « The Blood », becomes recognized, in its Created purpose.


The impartation .. transference .. of « Spiritual Presences », from humankind creatures to animal creatures, is a ( Divine ) technique that accomplishes the purpose of God's « Covenant Plan ». « Spirits » can move from humans to animal creatures, by ( Divine ) application, through « Creation Law ~ Design ». « Spirits », abiding in « The Blood » of humans, can be transferred to « The Blood » of animal creatures. Humans owning animal creatures, as cattle, as pets, as investment types, will experience « Spiritual Components » transferring from « The Blood » of the humans to « The Blood » of their owned animal creatures, causing a wide parameter of effectualizations within the owned animals. And, for ( Divine ) intent, certain qualities of « Spiritual Composition » that abide within « The Blood » of humans can be transferred to « The Blood » of designated animal creatures for the purpose of extracting such .. particular .. « Spiritual Components » from « The Blood » of the previous human hosts. This procedure may cure the humans from all manner of « Spiritual » plagues .. maladies .. and causations of suffrage! In such cases, of « Spiritual Composition » impartation .. transference .., God's methodology .. MUST .. be acknowledged and accepted in its ways of peculiarity; for that is [ THE WAY ] that this cure accomplishes ( Divine ) intent.


Covenant Consecration through Blood Sacrifice


The Old « “Testament” / Contract / Covenant », between God and [ ISRAEL ], was .. implicitly .. established through « Animal Sacrifices of Blood Consecration », performed by Abraham, .. by Isaac, .. by Jacob, .. and later by Moses & Aaron. Both sides of agreeing « TESTATORS », God AND ( HIS ) Covenant men of [ ISRAEL ], « Consecrated » the [ OLD TESTAMENT ~ Covenant ] with sacrifices of [ BLOOD ], to engage the « Covenant Confirming ~ ACTIVATION » of Divine Evidence, .. to therein; obtain the promises .. blessings .. and counsel of God for the benefit of [ ISRAEL ]! The mechanism, of « Covenant Consecration » through « Animal Blood Sacrifices », produced the ( Divine ) intent of protecting [ ISRAEL ] from all manner of « Spiritual » plagues .. maladies .. and causations of suffrage, including threats to the nation by conquering invaders, in essence; keeping [ ISRAEL ], « in their flesh life », safe and healthy.


Covenant Terms and the Priesthood


This [ OLD TESTAMENT ~ Covenant ] established .. TERMS .. for the people of [ ISRAEL ] to follow and live by, as their part of « Covenant Agreement » / « Covenant ~ Acceptance » / « Covenant ~ Submission ». And, violations of that « Covenant Agreement » were defined as .. [ SIN ]! The people of [ ISRAEL ] violated their « Covenant » with God .. repeatedly .. and continually .. committing transgressions against their « Covenant Agreement » with God, establishing their generalized condition to be postured in [ SIN ]; and therein, the people / the nation of [ ISRAEL ] fell subject to « Covenant Law Consequences », that defined God's penalties of [ EXACTLY MEASURE JUSTICE ]! Terrible consequences, of Divine punishment, loomed over [ ISRAEL ] .. continually .. because of their repeated practicing of [ SIN ]; and, the people of [ ISRAEL ] would have perished through God's « Covenant Wrath »; however, the « Covenant Consecration » of [ BLOOD SACRIFICE ], practiced continually, was also a « Covenant Atonement ~ Safeguard » to [ ISRAEL ]; whereby, a Priesthood Institution would practice a [ BLOOD SACRIFICE ] regimentation, to maintain a « Covenant Peace » between God and [ ISRAEL ]. So, [ ISRAEL'S ] people's failure, to abide correctly in their « Covenant » with God, committing continual « Covenant Violations » of [ SIN ], was .. offset continually .. by the Priesthood Institution, who conducted « Sacrifices of Blood Consecration / Atonement », daily .. and routinely .., to interdict God's « Covenant Wrath »!


The matter of « Covenant Men », of the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ], acting out their « Spiritual Motivations » unto [ SINFUL BEHVIORS ] was not ever corrected by « Animal Blood Sacrifices »; for, the souls of « Covenant Men » were .. NOT .. purged / cleansed / purified by the « Covenant Consecration » of [ BLOOD SACRIFICE ]! Only the physical bodies of the « Covenant People » were protected by the « Animal Blood Sacrifices ». This uncorrectable practicing of [ SIN ], by « Covenant Men » of the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ], has been the benchmark reference of « Covenant Failure », from which, a [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] was designed by God! This [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] would bring a « Spiritual Component » into effect that would enable « Covenant Men » to abide within the « Covenant Terms », therein; maintaining a perfect peace, .. a « Covenant Peace », .. between God and [ ISRAEL ].


A New Covenant


This [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] was constructed with better promises and blessings than the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ]; whereby, this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] would remove mortality from the « Believing Covenant Men »! And, this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] would be « consecrated » with the [ BLOOD and DEATH ] of a [ MAN ] and not of animals! This « Consecration Methodology » permitted « Covenant Men's » [ SINFUL BEHVIORS ] to be corrected; for, their souls would be purged / cleansed / purified by the « Covenant Consecration » of a [ MAN WITHOUT A SINFUL SPIRIT ]! This man, of this « Covenant Consecration », was .. peculiarly .. required to be born .. [ WITHOUT COVENANT SIN .. within His Blood / Spirit Composition ] .., who would then live his life .. [ WITHOUT COVENANT SIN .. within His Blood / Spirit Composition ] .., by ( His ) fulfilling the « Covenant Terms / Rules / Laws » of the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ]! This one man, Jesus of Nazareth, would, .. and did .., submit ( Himself ) to endure the Priesthood duty of « Covenant Consecration » by [ HIS OWN BLOOD SACRIFICE & DEATH ]; and therein, enabled the [ ACTIVATION ] of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] .. in actuality .. within the new paradigm of .. His Blood / Spirit Composition of Holiness!


Two Testators « Successfully » Fulfill a Covenant


So, God as the first [ TESTATOR ] of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], established ( HIS ) « Covenant Partner » as .. again .. being [ ISRAEL ], through a proxy [ TESTATOR ], Jesus of Nazareth, God's promised Savior. Jesus, who was born .. [ WITHOUT COVENANT SIN .. within His Blood / Spirit Composition ] .. and who lived his life .. [ WITHOUT COVENANT SIN .. within His Blood / Spirit Composition ] .., fulfilled the « Covenant Terms » of the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ]; and therein, his [ BLOOD and DEATH ] « Consecration » of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], provided a « Covenant » between God and [ ISRAEL ] that was guaranteed to satisfy the « Covenant Terms » with God. This [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] now requires [ ISRAEL ] to acknowledge .. and believe .. the blessings and promises of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], and also; acknowledge .. and believe .. the « Consecration » of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], as having been accomplished with the [ BLOOD ] of a « Covenant Man », who fulfilled .. perfectly .. the « Covenant Terms » of the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ], in the virtue of Divine Holiness!


These two [ TESTAORS ], God and ( HIS ) Holy Son, are perfectly .. in agreement .. with the « Covenant Terms » of the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], and; are perfectly .. in agreement .. as to who is invited into partaking of this « Covenant »! [ ISRAEL ] is the primary « Covenant Partner » with God; however, this « Covenant Partnership » belongs to God's rule of selection and not to [ ISRAEL'S ] rule of selection. Therein, should [ ISRAEL ] default, by failing to acknowledge .. and believe in the validity of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], God, then, through the « Covenant Partnership » of ( HIS ) Holy Son, has the final authority to engage the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] with other selected / invited .. « Called Out » beneficiaries. God is .. NOT .. bound up to a « Covenant Beneficiary », .. [ ISRAEL] .., who .. WILL NOT .. acknowledge .. accept .. embrace such a [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] in « Right Faith », with its Terms and its methodology of « Consecration »!


Gentiles Invited into the Covenant with [ ISRAEL ]


Through a course of [ ISRAEL'S ] rejection, of these blessings and promises of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], and; its « Consecration » with the [ BLOOD and DEATH ] of a « Perfect Covenant Man », God has permitted this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] to be accessible to [ NON ISRAELI'S ], .. ( GENTILES ), therein; inviting, .. « Calling Out » .., selected Gentiles to become partakers of « Israel's Covenant » with God! The requirements, for Gentiles to enter into this « Covenant » with God, remain the same as for [ ISRAEL ]. Gentiles .. MUST .. acknowledge .. and believe .. the blessings and promises of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ]; and secondarily, Gentiles .. MUST .. acknowledge .. and believe .. the « Consecration Methodology » of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ]; whereby, a « Perfect Covenant Man » endured the Priesthood duty of « Covenant Consecration » by [ BLOOD SACRIFICE and DEATH ] .. within the paradigm of .. His Blood / Spirit Composition of Holiness.


Through this acknowledgment and belief, of this « Covenant Consecration », ( GENTILES ) are imputed with Godly « Righteousness / Rightness », which permits such believing ( GENTILES ) to operate within the « Covenant Terms and Blessings »! Such « Covenant Terms » incorporate .. as necessity .. the third component of this « Covenant Calling Out ». This third component is obedience. The « Covenant Partner » is required to submit ( THE SELF ) .. in wholeness .. with completeness .. with resolute commitment .. to the directives .. the mandates .. the commandments .. the lifestyle requirements .. and the doctrinal construct .. of this « Covenant Lord ~ Mediator », who is God's Holy Son, Jesus Christ! This committing ( THE SELF ), to obey the « Covenant Lord », is [ THE ] resolution of « Right Faith » that [ ACTIVATES ] this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] to its confirmation with Divine Evidence!


Gentile Priests are now Mandated to « UPHOLD »

God's Covenant with [ ISRAEL ]


Through [ ISRAEL'S ] rejection of this [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], and its « Consecration » through the [ BLOOD and DEATH ] of a « Perfect Covenant Man », a « Holy Covenant ~ Priesthood », with its « Covenant Atonement ~ Safeguards », is .. NOT .. obtainable by [ ISRAEL ], alone! To « Consecrate » a « Covenant Peace », between God and [ ISRAEL ], the Holy Priesthood duty has been defaulted .. automatically .. to « Covenant Gentiles », of the ( New Testament ~ CHURCH )! So, to uphold God's « Covenant » with [ ISRAEL ], [ New Testament ~ Covenant Priests ], will .. dutifully .. invoke « The Blood Sacrifice » of Jesus Christ .. within the new paradigm of .. His Blood / Spirit Composition of Holiness! « Covenant Atonement ~ Safeguards », by « Covenant Gentiles », will protect a rebellious [ ISRAEL ] from the « Covenant Wrath » of God, and further; will redeem [ ISRAEL ] from its assertiveness unto [ SIN ]. Through this [ New Testament ~ Covenant Priesthood ], of « Covenant Gentiles » within the « Covenant Mediation » of God's Holy Son, [ ISRAEL ] will .. finally .. be reconciled back unto a « Covenant Peace » with God!


Paul's Prayer for Israel

Romans 10:01-4 Brethren, « my heart's desire and prayer » to God « for Israel » is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, « but not according to knowledge ». For « they being ignorant of God's righteousness », and going about to establish their own righteousness, « have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God ». For [ .. Christ is « THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS » to every one that believeth .. ].



PART TWO:

The Sabbath .. Holy Days ..

and other Ordinances of the Old Testament


In regard to the keeping of the Sabbath and other Ordinances of the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ], as a practice of [ New Testament ~ Faith ], we ( Michael and Renee´ ) regard the teaching of Jesus Christ to have great value of highest importance! His Words of Life have established a precise structure for « Christian Faith »; and from ( His ) « Faith Structure », the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] is revealed, and; the [ Old Testament ~ Covenant ] is separated unto a different Order of God!


A Covenant for The Mind and Heart

Hebrews 8:06-11 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of « A BETTER COVENANT », which was established upon « better promises ». For [ .. if that « FIRST COVENANT » had been faultless .. ], then should no place have been sought for « THE SECOND ( Covenant ) ». For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when [ .. I will make « A NEW COVENANT » .. ] with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to [ .. the covenant that I made « WITH THEIR FATHERS » .. ] in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For [ .. « THIS » is the covenant .. ] that I will make with the house of Israel « after those days », saith the Lord; [ .. “I will put my laws « INTO THEIR MIND », and write them « IN THEIR HEARTS »” .. ]: and [ .. I will be « TO THEM » a God .. ], and [ .. they shall be « TO ME » a people .. ]: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for [ .. all shall know me .. ( who are in that Covenant ) .., from the least to the greatest .. ].


Now Witnessing Friend, the « Old Covenant », and its disciplines, need to be carefully assessed from the viewpoint of the « New Covenant »; whereby, « New Covenant » hearers and believers are .. to closely .. screen out and filter out .. the distinctions from the « Old Covenant »! The matters, of God putting ( HIS LAWS ) into « THE MINDS » and « THE HEARTS », are « Better Promises » for « Covenant Partners ». This Divine involvement, and imputed ability, was .. NOT .. included in the « Old Covenant »!


The Traditional Church Society tries and tries and tries to emulate this « New Covenant ~ Experience », of writing « God's Laws » in « THE MINDS » and « THE HEARTS » of « Covenant Believers », by their practicing .. scriptural memorization .. by « Tree of Knowledge ~ Logic and Reason »; whereby, the « New Testament ~ Believer » is attempting to act as the « Intellectual Enforcer » of this « Divine Covenant »! This common technique is .. NOT .. fulfilling the promise of this « New Testament ~ Covenant ».


Such « New Testament ~ Believers » are overlooking the « Two Commandments ~ Priority of the New Covenant » of Matthew 22:36-40, superficially presuming that they have automatically succeeded in satisfying those ordinances of Jesus Christ, by their glossing over them .. superficially. And, when the « Covenant Promises », of the Comforting Spirit and the Manifesting Person of Jesus Christ, in John 14:15-21, has not come upon them, they begin to enhance their efforts by creating more and more « rules » / « disciplines » / and « religious contrivances » that keep them busy .. busy .. busy .. enforcing the « Covenant ». That whole mind set is futile, for it continues to miss the mark of mastering the « Two Commandments », which; when properly satisfied, will open .. automatically .. the doors of these « Covenant Promises », of God putting ( HIS LAWS ) into « THE MINDS » and « THE HEARTS » of ( HIS ) « Covenant Partners ».


The Old Covenant Vanishes Away

Hebrews 8:12-13 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness .. ( for those who are in that Covenant ) .., and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. In that he saith, « “A new covenant” », [ .. he hath made « THE FIRST ( Covenant ) » old .. ]. Now [ .. that which decayeth and waxeth old « is ready to VANISH AWAY » .. ].


Dear Witnessing Friend, the « Old Covenant » has been superseded by the « New Covenant »; whereby, the « Old Covenant », and its ordinances, and its Commandments, have been reconciled with vanishing away, through its decay. This is a scriptural indicator, to believing Christians, to shift their concentration of faith over to « New Covenant » principles and construction. Lingering on .. and on .. with a nostalgic repetition of the « OLD Covenant » does not bring the Believer closer to God and Godliness!


Contrarily, such practices are a declaration unto God that ( HIS ) « New Covenant ~ Idea » is somehow inferior to the « Old Testament ~ Plan »; and therein, the Believer is stating a faith insistence upon .. correcting .. God, denying the value of the sacrifice of God's Holy Son, and the provision of « THE GIFT » promised of the Holy Spirit, in John 14:15-21! A more simple faith, of humble acceptance .. of thanksgiving .. and of rendered obedience, is God's expectation of « Right / Righteous » Faith!


Furthermore, a mind set of stiff necked resistance, toward « God's ~ New Covenant », would become decreed to be rebellion against God's Sovereign wisdom and rule, invoking a response from God of penalty judgements, including the continuation of [ THE CURSE ], of indwelling unclean spirits, and God's denial of the Believer's Salvation!


The New Testament ~ Covenant

Hebrews 8:01-5 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; [ .. A minister of the sanctuary, and « OF THE TRUE TABERNACLE », « WHICH THE LORD PITCHED », and not man .. ]. For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that « THIS MAN » have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest .. ( « of the true tabernacle », « which the lord pitched » ) .., seeing that there are priests that offer [ .. gifts « ACCORDING TO THE LAW » .. ]: Who serve [ .. unto the « EXAMPLE and SHADOW » of heavenly things .. ] .. ( and not « of the true tabernacle », « which the lord pitched » ) .., as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things « according to the pattern » shewed to thee in the mount.


The « True Tabernacle », pitched by the Lord in Heaven and not by man in the Earth, is the place where this « New Covenant » is empowered with Life by the High Priest .. Jesus Christ .. God's Holy Son. This « Heavenly location » of Divine construction is where the « New Covenant » is effectual, and; is where the « New Testament ~ Believer » should be focused, in learning this location of « Covenant Reality ». It is the « Spirit of Holiness », noted by John, who is sent to the « Two Commandment ~ Practitioners » of Matthew 22:36-40, to carry this « Heavenly tabernacle » to abide .. within .. God's « Covenant Believers », thereby; not to abide in wood, stone and metals, but to abide within “living” flesh bodies, of [ THE « TRUE » CHURCH].


The « Old Covenant » was only an « Example and Shadow » of that which would come later, and; did .. NOT .. have this promise / capability of this .. TRUE TABERNACLE .. experience, of God putting ( HIS LAWS ) into « THE MINDS » and « THE HEARTS » of « Covenant Partners ». So, « New Testament ~ Believers, » who are trying to enter into the experience of the « Old Testament ~ Covenant », to know the experience of that promise, are regressing themselves backward into the « Example and Shadow » of the « New Testament ~ Covenant Promise », and therein; are restricting that actual « New Testament ~ Promise » from its manifestation in their own experience and “lived” reality! We ( Michael and Reneé ) are .. VERY .. intensive in the « New Testament ~ Covenant Promise » as our own “lived” reality; for, we daily experience this « GIFT ~ PROMISE » of the Holy Spirit, of God putting ( HIS LAWS ) into « OUR MINDS » and « OUR HEARTS » as our own witness of .. Jesus Christ within us .., within our own testimony .. of Jesus Christ's indwelling Spirit .., and not as a postulated theory from an Old religion, or from trying to practice « THE LAW » of the « Old Testament ~ Covenant »!


« THE LAW » has Dominion while « THE LAW » is Alive

Romans 7:01-3 « Know ye not, brethren », (FOR I SPEAK TO THEM THAT KNOW THE LAW,) how that [ .. « THE LAW » hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth .. ]? For [ .. the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband « SO LONG AS HE LIVETH » .. ]; but [ .. if the husband be dead, « SHE IS LOOSED FROM THE LAW » of her husband .. ]. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: [ .. but if her husband be dead, « SHE IS FREE FROM THAT LAW » .. ]; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.


Becoming .. DEAD .. to « THE LAW »

Romans 7:04 Wherefore, my brethren, [ .. ye also are become « DEAD TO .. ( the bondage of ) .. THE LAW » by the body of Christ .. ( that transcends and nullifies such bondages, by a better way ) .. ]; [ .. that ye should be married to another, even « TO HIM WHO IS RAISED FROM THE DEAD » .. ], that we should bring forth fruit .. ( of life and not death ) .. unto God.


SIN, by « THE LAW », Brings Fruit of DEATH and not LIFE

Romans 7:05-6 For [ .. when we were in the flesh .. ( living only by a conscience of flesh life ) .., the motions of sins, which were .. ( defined and exposed with perfect penalty ) .. « BY THE LAW », did work in our members .. ( their effects in binding Covenant men to an unalterable state of Transgression ) .. « TO BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO DEATH .. ( as the < resulting conscience > of its unalterable penalty ) ..» .. ]. [ .. BUT NOW .. we are delivered « FROM THE LAW .. ( and its sin conscience, as an unalterable bondage to Transgression ) ..» .. ], that .. « BEING DEAD .. ( because of our embodiment of a sin conscience ) ..» .. wherein we were held .. ( by THE LAW, unto a perfect justice ) ..; [ .. that we should serve .. ( instead ) .. « IN NEWNESS OF SPIRIT .. ( as a new paradigm of a living conscience ) .. », and « NOT IN THE OLDNESS OF THE LETTER » .. ].


SIN became Known by « THE LAW »

Romans 7:07-8 What shall we say then? [ .. Is the law sin? God forbid .. ]. « NAY, I HAD NOT KNOWN SIN, BUT BY THE LAW »: for « I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet .. ]. But [ .. sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence .. ( strengthening my lusting desires, because of my conscious knowledge of unalterable sin ) .. ]. For « WITHOUT THE LAW .. sin was dead .. ( within my conscience, not being known to me as a bondage that brought penalty ) .. ».

Romans 7:09 For [ .. I was alive without the law once .. ( by my conscience, then, being unconstrained toward my own fleshly lusts unto sin ) .. ]: but [ .. when the commandment came, « sin revived .. ( my conscience, and bound up my conscience with a misery of unalterable Transgressions and lusts ) .. », and I died .. ( having, then, a conscience of my sin that justified penalty for my Transgressions ) .. ].

Romans 7:10 And [ .. the commandment, which was « ORDAINED TO LIFE .. ( by its teaching the way < to avoid > death ) .. », I found to be unto death .. ( by its imposing a conscience of death .. actually .. for, then, unalterable Transgressions ) .. ].

Romans 7:11-12 For [ .. sin, taking occasion « BY THE COMMANDMENT », deceived me .. ( by its revealed power of dominion ) .. , and by it .. ( the deception ) .. slew me .. ( sentenced me to a justified penalty within THE LAW ) .. ]. [ .. Wherefore .. ( by this particular effectualization, of showing me the power of deception) .. ] « the law is .. ( just and certain as being ) .. holy, and the commandment .. ( that brings forth this sin knowledge, by its reinforced experience, is ) .. holy, and just, and good ».


Is the Commandment Good, which Reveals DEATH by SIN?

Romans 7:13-15 Was then that which is good .. ( the revealed power of sin dominion ) .. made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good .. ( the commandment ) ..; that sin « BY THE COMMANDMENT » might become exceeding sinful .. ( exaggerated to the point of being noticed ) .. . For we know that [ .. the law is spiritual .. ]: but [ .. I am carnal, sold .. ( to a perfect judgement of condemnation ) .. under .. ( the power of unalterable ) .. sin .. ]. For [ .. that which I do .. ( under the domination of unalterable sin ) .. I allow not .. ( as a commandment from God ) .. ]: for what I would .. ( as a commandment from God ) .., that do I not .. ( under the domination of unalterable sin ) ..; but what I hate .. ( under the domination of unalterable sin ) .., that do I .. ].

Romans 7:16 If then [ .. I do that .. ( commission of sin ) .. which I would not .. ( as a commandment from God ) .., I consent unto the law « THAT IT IS GOOD .. ( to know the domination of unalterable sin ) ..» .. ].


SIN Dwelleth in Me, as a « NATURE »

Romans 7:17 Now then [ .. it is no more I that do it .. ( the commission of sin ) .., but « SIN THAT DWELLETH IN ME .. ( performs the commission of its < sin nature > from within me ) ..» .. ].

Romans 7:18 For I know that [ .. in me (THAT IS, IN MY FLESH,) dwelleth no good thing .. ( having the < sin nature > within my flesh ) .... ]: for [ .. to will .. ( the commandment from God ) .. is present with me; but how to perform that .. ( the commandment from God ) .. which is good « I FIND NOT .. ( within me as an ability to overcome the < sin nature > ) ..» .. ].

Romans 7:19 For [ .. the good that I would .. ( in the Commandment of God ) .. I do not .. ( not having that ability within me ) .. ]: but [ .. the evil which I would not, that I do .. ( by the domination of a < sin nature > that dwelleth in me ) .. ].

Romans 7:20 Now [ .. if I do that .. ( commission of sin ) .. I would not .. ( as a commandment from God ) .., it is no more I that do it, but « SIN THAT DWELLETH IN ME .. ( as an unalterable < sin nature > ) .. » .. ].

Romans 7:21 [ .. I find then a law, that, when I would do good .. ( according to the commandment of God ) .., « EVIL IS PRESENT WITH ME .. ( as an unalterable < sin nature > ) .. » .. ].


A War between the « LAW of My Mind » & the « LAW of SIN »

Romans 7:22 [ .. For I delight in the law of God .. ( which is Spiritual ) .. « AFTER THE INWARD MAN .. ( which is also Spiritual ) .. » .. ]:

Romans 7:23 But [ .. I see another law in my members .. ( of my flesh ) .., warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into « CAPTIVITY TO THE LAW OF SIN .. ( which < nature > has dominion ) .. » which is in my members .. ( of my flesh ) .. ].

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! [ .. who shall deliver me « FROM THE BODY .. ( wherein abides an unalterable domination by a < sin nature > ) ..» of this .. ( relentless and inescapable ) .. death .. ]?


Jesus Christ Brings Knowledge to This War

Romans 7:25 « I thank God .. through Jesus Christ our Lord .. ( for His knowledge of this war ) .. ». So then « with the mind I myself serve the law of God .. ( willing to abide perfectly in the commandment of God ) ..»; but « with the flesh .. ( I am bound by an unalterable domination to serve ) .. the law of sin ».


The Law of the Spirit ( vs ) the Law of Sin

Romans 8:01-2 [ .. There is therefore now no condemnation .. ( of Legal penalty ) .. to them « WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS » .. ], [ .. « WHO WALK » not after the flesh, but « AFTER THE SPIRIT » .. ]. For [ .. « THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE » in Christ Jesus « HATH MADE ME FREE » from the law of sin and death .. ].

Romans 8:03-4 For [ .. what the law « COULD NOT DO », in that « IT WAS WEAK THROUGH THE FLESH » .. ], [ .. God sending his own Son « IN THE LIKENESS OF SINFUL FLESH », and for sin .. ], [ .. condemned sin .. ( abiding in domination ) .. « IN THE FLESH » .. ]: That [ .. « THE RIGHTEOUSNESS » of the law « MIGHT BE FULFILLED IN US, WHO WALK » not after the flesh .. ( bound by an unalterable < sin nature > ) .., but « AFTER THE SPIRIT .. ( who transcends the < sin nature > with exceptional ability ) ..» .. ].


Having a Mind Against God

Romans 8:05-6 For [ .. they that are after the flesh « DO MIND » the things of the flesh .. ( remaining bound to their indwelling < sin nature > ) .. ]; but [ .. they that are after the Spirit .. ( do mind ) .. the things of the Spirit .. ( transcending the < sin nature > with exceptional ability ) .. ]. For [ .. to be « CARNALLY MINDED » is death; but to be « SPIRITUALLY MINDED » is life and peace .. ].

Romans 8:07-8 Because [ .. the « CARNAL MIND » is enmity against God .. ( for it has not the ability to escape from the indwelling < sin nature > ) .. ]: for [ .. it is « NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD », neither indeed can be .. ( for it remains bound to an unalterable < sin nature > ) .. ]. So then [ .. they that are in the flesh .. ( as a fixated and determined mind set ) .. « CANNOT PLEASE GOD » .. ].


Being Indwelt « by the Spirit » of God

Romans 8:09 But [ .. ye are not in the flesh, but « IN THE SPIRIT », « IF SO BE » that « THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELL IN YOU » .. ]. Now [ .. if any man « HAVE NOT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST », he is none of his .. ( such a man refusing to become the possession of God's Holy Son ) .. ].


Dear Website Friend, we ( Michael and Reneé ) have encountered, within ourselves but certainly also within others, the indwelling Sin nature .. Unclean Spirits .. the Devil Spirit, described by Paul's testimony. This indwelling « sin nature » has its power of subliminal human dominion, toward fleshly lusting unto all manner of overt sin motivations and bondages, but .. deceptively and covertly .. also of engendering Worldliness .. and Coveting of Materialism and Social Stature .. and Loving of « The Self » above « The Love » of God, or « The Love » of God's Holy Son. We ( Michael and Reneé ) have had discussion about this topic .. upon occasion .. with Professing Christians who contend that they are indwelt with the .. presumed .. « Spirit of Christ », while simultaneously they testify to us about all manner of worldly customs and common society traditions that they are entangled in, contrary to « God's Calling » into the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], for believers to serve « The Life ~ Purpose » Jesus Christ, as « Saints » of « THE CHURCH : Gr. “Called Out” »!


The war being waged, from within the flesh body ~ Tabernacles of « Covenant Men », is .. NOT .. commonly / frequently reported to us, by others. It seems that others, who are .. Professing Christians .., are .. NOT .. mentally engaged with knowledge about a force of spiritual subversion, that subliminally steers them toward « The Love » of « The Self », and therein; away from « The Love » of God. This automatic « nature », unto « Loving ~ The Self », does .. NOT .. seem to be a matter of conflict with such .. many .. Professing Christians! They seem to be striving forward, in their .. daily living .., toward « Loving ~ The Self » .. « Indulging ~ The Self » .. « Ruling over ~ The Self », with busy .. busy .. busy lives, while .. NOT .. feeling any conflict .. coming from within .. their flesh body ~ Tabernacles. They, quite simply, have .. NOT .. followed a path of resistance against, or departure from, the abiding .. « inner nature » .. of « Self Love ~ Sin Indulgences »; and, they .. DO NOT .. feel any conflict, for; they are .. completely .. at peace with that « inner nature », of the Devil Spirit! These many Professing Christians have .. NOT .. located within themselves an inner power of sin. They .. quite apparently .. have .. NOT .. realized, nor learned as disciples, the « New Covenant ~ Promise », to be made holy, which [ ONLY ] occurs by replacing the indwelling Unclean Spirits with « THE HOLY SPIRIT » of the [ New Covenant ~ Gift ]!


The Priesthood Order of Melchisedec, and not of Levi

Hebrews 6:17-19 Wherein God, « willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel », « confirmed it by an oath »: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, « we might have a strong consolation », who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: « Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast », and which entereth into that within the veil;

Hebrews 6:20- 7:03 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even [ .. Jesus, made an high priest for ever « AFTER THE ORDER » of Melchisedec .. ]. For this Melchisedec, « king of Salem, priest of the most high God », who « met Abraham » returning from the slaughter of the kings, « and blessed him »; « To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all »; first .. ( Melchisedec ) .. being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; « Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God »; [ .. ABIDETH A PRIEST CONTINUALLY .. ].

Hebrews 7:04-6 Now consider how great this man was .. ( Melchisedec ) .., « unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils ». And verily « they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood », have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, « though they come out of the loins of Abraham »: But he .. ( Melchisedec ) ..whose descent is not counted from them « received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him .. ( Abraham ) ..that had the promises » .. ( of the Covenant with God ) .. .

Hebrews 7:07-10 And without all contradiction « the less is blessed .. ( by the hand ) .. of the better ». And here « men that die » receive tithes; but there .. ( men who no longer die ) .. he .. ( Melchisedec ) .. receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he .. ( Melchisedec ) .. liveth. And as I may so say, « Levi also », who receiveth tithes, « payed tithes in Abraham .. ( to Melchisedec ) .. ». For he .. ( Levi ) .. was yet in the loins of his father, « when Melchisedec met him ».. ( Levi's Father ) .. .

Hebrews 7:11 [ .. If therefore .. PERFECTION .. were by the Levitical priesthood .. ], (for under it the people received the law,) [ .. what further need was there that « ANOTHER PRIEST » should rise « AFTER THE ORDER » of Melchisedec .. ], and « not be called after the order » of Aaron .. ( of Levi's Priesthood ) ..?

Hebrews 7:12-14 For the priesthood being changed .. ( from Levi's Priesthood to another Priesthood lineage ) .., there is made of necessity a change also of the law .. ( from one Priesthood ~ Law to another Priesthood ~ Law ) .. . For he .. ( Melchisedec ) .. of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord .. ( Jesus ) .. sprang out of Juda; of which tribe .. ( of Juda ) .. Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

Hebrews 7:15-17 And it is yet far more evident: for that [ .. after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth « ANOTHER PRIEST » .. ], « Who is made, NOT AFTER » the law of a carnal commandment, but « after the power of an endless life ». For he .. ( God the Father ) .. testifieth .. ( to HIS Son ) .., [ .. Thou art a priest for ever « AFTER THE ORDER » of Melchisedec .. ].

Hebrews 7:18-19 For [ .. there is verily « A DISANNULLING » of the commandment .. ( of Levi's Priesthood ~ Law ) ..« GOING BEFORE » .. ( the rising up of Levi's Priesthood ~ Law, by the .. preceding .. Law of Melchisedec ) .. for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof .. ( of the Levite ~ Law ) .. ]. « For the law made nothing perfect », but the bringing in of a better hope did .. ( transcending the .. weakness and unprofitableness .. of the Levite ~ Law ) ..; « by the which .. ( better hope ) .. we draw nigh unto God ».

Hebrews 7:20-21 And inasmuch as « NOT WITHOUT AN OATH » he was made priest: (For those priests .. ( from Levi's Priesthood lineage ) .. were made « without an oath » .. ( from God the Father ) ..; but this .. ( Priest was made ) ..with « AN OATH » by him .. ( of Hebrews 6:17 ) .. ( God the Father ) .. that said unto him .. ( HIS Son ) .., [ .. The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever « AFTER THE ORDER OF MELCHISEDEC:)»

Hebrews 7:22 By so much .. ( of this OATH ) .. [ .. was Jesus made a surety of « A BETTER TESTAMENT » .. ].

Hebrews 7:23-24 And they truly were many priests .. ( from Levi's Priesthood lineage ) .., because they were not suffered to continue « by reason of death »: But this man .. ( Jesus ) .., « because he continueth ever », hath an unchangeable priesthood.

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore [ .. he is able also to save them to the uttermost « THAT COME UNTO GOD BY HIM » .. ], seeing he .. ( Jesus ) .. « ever liveth to make intercession » for them.


Dear Website Friend, we ( Michael and Reneé ) are careful to .. NOT .. become misled .. ( ourselves ) .. in this matter of practicing a « RIGHT FAITH » of the « New Testament ~ Covenant »; therein, it is of highest importance to us to .. NOT .. distort or mislead other believers, in .. their hope .. of discovering this « RIGHT FAITH ~ Integrity » of Jesus Christ.


We realize, of course, that many professing Christians, of many Christian Denominations, think that ( they ) are being closer to God in « Covenant Faithfulness », by their practicing varying levels of « Old Covenant ~ Ordinances ». The real effectualization, of this « Covenant Idea », is that they are holding onto the Levite Priesthood Order of « Former Covenant Laws », which is retroactively reinforcing, unto them, the .. weakness and unprofitableness .. of that « Former Covenant ». Such professing Christians are not .. actually .. entering into the « New Covenant » of « Better Promises », which is made after the Priesthood Order of Melchisedec! It is our witness that upholding the Levite Priesthood Order, of « Former Covenant Laws », is a trap of « WRONG FAITH ~ Assertion »!


A Quick Overview


† Jesus Christ, God's Holy Son, was .. NOT .. mandated, by .. THE COVENANT FATHER .., to carry on the High Priest duty of the « Old Testament ~ Covenant », as a replication of the « Levitical Priesthood », in their upholding the « Old Covenant ~ Laws »!


† Jesus Christ was sent by .. THE COVENANT FATHER .. to supersede the « Old Testament ~ Covenant » with « SOMETHING BETTER »!


† The Priesthood Order of Melchisedec is [ THE ] Priesthood ~ Lineage of Jesus Christ! This is that « BETTER SOMETHING »!


† Jesus Christ was appointed to « Blood Consecrate » this « New Covenant » with [ ISRAEL ] in order to .. NOT .. repeat the .. weakness and unprofitableness .. of the « Old Testament ~ Covenant »!


† The cost of « Blood Consecrating » the « New Covenant ~ with Israel » was such a massively difficult process to undertake; that such an achievement was intended to be rewarded with a « Greater Covenant », of « Greater Promises », of « SOMETHING BETTER »!


Melchisedec was the « Old Covenant ~ Example »; whereby, Abraham tithed to a « Higher Priest » than what Abraham could establish in his flesh body ~ procreation! So, the Priesthood Order of Melchisedec is a defining reference, which distinguishes the Priesthood Order of Jesus Christ as being a « Higher Priesthood » after the Order of Melchisedec. This « New Covenant ~ Priesthood » is Divinely intended to be « higher than .. superior to .. and not limited by » .. Abraham's tribe of a « Lower ~ Levite Priesthood »! This .. most certainly .. establishes the « New Testament ~ Covenant » as .. NOT .. being an extension of the « Old Testament ~ Covenant », to be carried on .. and on .. and on!


PART THREE

The Sabbath .. Holy Days ..

and other Ordinances of the Old Testament


Dear Website Friend, we ( Michael and Reneé ) have encountered the popularity of [ Old Testament ~ New Testament ] mixtures; whereby, the practitioners are thoroughly persuaded that they are highly esteemed by God, through their zealotry of « RULES KEEPING ». But, through careful listening to the « Spirit of Truth » who abides within us, we have witnessed the .. preaching that comes from .. the Holy Scriptures, which « CALLING SPIRIT » decries, that the Sabbath and other Ordinances of the [ Old Testament ] are .. bondages .. of a passing away Covenant, that New Testament Believers are to be liberated from!


Metaphor of Two Mothers and their Two Covenant Types

Galatians 4:21-23 Tell me, [ .. ye that desire to be under the law, « DO YE NOT HEAR THE LAW » .. ]? For it is written, that [ .. Abraham had two sons, the one .. ( Ishmael ) ..« BY A BONDMAID », the other .. ( Isaac ) ..« BY A FREEWOMAN » .. ]. But he who was of the bondwoman .. ( Ishmael ) .. « WAS BORN AFTER THE FLESH »; but he of the freewoman .. ( Isaac ) ..« was .. ( born ) .. BY PROMISE ».

Galatians 4:24-26 Which things are an allegory .. ( metaphor / parable / analogy ) ..: for [ .. THESE ARE THE TWO COVENANTS .. ]; the one from the mount Sinai, « which gendereth to bondage », which is Agar .. ( the bondwoman ) .. . For « this Agar » is mount Sinai in Arabia .. ( of the Old Covenant ) .., and « answereth to .. ( is submitted beneath ) .. » Jerusalem which now is .. ( the New Covenant ) .., and .. ( this Covenant by Agar ) .. « is in bondage with her children ». But Jerusalem « which is above ..( Agar ) ..» is free, « which ..( Jerusalem ) .. is the mother of us all .. ( of the New Covenant ) .. ».

Galatians 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not .. ( children of a husband ) ..; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not .. ( in childbirth ) ..: for « the desolate .. ( woman / Agar ) .. hath .. many more children .. ( of her Covenant ) .. than she which hath an husband .. ( Sarah / of Jerusalem ) .. ».

Galatians 4:28-30 Now « we, brethren », as Isaac was, « are the children of promise ». But as then [ .. he that was born after the flesh .. ( Ishmael ) .. « PERSECUTED HIM » that was born after the Spirit .. ( Isaac ) .. ], « EVEN SO IT IS NOW ». Nevertheless what saith the scripture? [ .. Cast out the bondwoman and her son .. ( Agar & Ishmael ) ..: for the son of the bondwoman « SHALL NOT BE HEIR » with the son of the freewoman .. ( Isaac & Sarah ) .. ].

Galatians 4:31- 5:01 So then, brethren, « WE » are .. not .. children of the bondwoman .. ( Agar ) .., but « OF THE FREE .. ( free woman Sarah ) ..». [ .. Stand fast therefore « IN THE LIBERTY » wherewith Christ hath made us free .. ( in the Covenant metaphor of Sarah ) .. ], and « be not entangled again » with the yoke of bondage .. ( in the Covenant metaphor of Agar ) .. .

Galatians 5:02-4 Behold, I Paul say unto you, « that if ye be circumcised .. ( as a practicing Jew, in the Covenant metaphor of Agar ) .. », [ .. CHRIST SHALL PROFIT YOU NOTHING .. ]. For I testify again « to every man that is circumcised .. ( as a practicing Jew, in the Covenant metaphor of Agar ) ..», that [ .. he is a debtor to do « THE WHOLE LAW » .. ]. [ .. Christ is become of no effect unto you, « WHOSOEVER OF YOU ARE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW » .. ]; « YE ARE FALLEN FROM GRACE ».

Galatians 5:05-6 For [ .. we « THROUGH THE SPIRIT » wait for the hope of « RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH » .. ]. For « in Jesus Christ » [ .. NEITHER CIRCUMCISION AVAILETH ANY THING, NOR UNCIRCUMCISION .. ]; « but faith which worketh by love ».

Galatians 5:07-12 Ye did run well .. ( you Galatians ) ..; [ .. who did hinder you « THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH » .. ]? [ .. This persuasion « COMETH NOT OF HIM » that calleth you .. ( THE FATHER of CHRIST ) .. ]. A little leaven « LEAVENETH THE WHOLE LUMP .. ( not just only a part ) .. ». I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but « HE THAT TROUBLETH YOU .. ( with this persuasion of Agar ) .. SHALL BEAR HIS JUDGMENT », whosoever he be. And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, « why do I yet suffer persecution .. ( of the cross ) .. »? then .. ( by the preaching of circumcision ~ bondage, of the jews ) .. is the .. ( preaching ) . . offence of the cross .. ( abandoned and the persecution <of the cross preaching >would have been expected to be ) .. ceased. [ .. I would .. ( prefer that ) .. they were even cut off « WHICH TROUBLE YOU .. ( with this persuasion ) ..» .. ].

Galatians 5:13-15 For, brethren .. ( of Galatia ) .., « YE HAVE BEEN CALLED UNTO LIBERTY »; only « use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh », but « BY LOVE » serve one another. For « all the law is fulfilled in one word », even in this; « THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF ». But « if ye bite and devour one another », « take heed that ye be not consumed one of another ».

Galatians 5:16-18 This I say then, [ .. Walk in the Spirit, and « YE SHALL NOT FULFIL THE LUST » of the flesh .. ]. For « the flesh lusteth against the Spirit », and « the Spirit against the flesh »: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that [ .. YE CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YE WOULD .. ( in flesh lusting ) .. ]. But [ .. if ye be led of the Spirit, « YE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW » .. ].


We ( Michael and Reneé ) are persuaded to .. “walk in the spirit” .. and to .. NOT .. “fulfill the lust of the flesh” ..; consequently, we find ourselves to be a living contradiction within the realm of Christendom! We are frequently upbraided by pretending Christians who deny the idea of walking in the spirit as a « Life Style » of .. actual .. « Covenant Promise »; for, it seems, that they think that .. we have misunderstood .. the scriptures, in our report of a « Living Spirit of Christ »! Such .. many .. pretending Christians have declared to us, some privately and some publicly, to truly know the meaning of scriptural intent, by their admitting openly, and frequently, to their shortcomings of succumbing to the temptations of the flesh, [ OF SIN ], as is the way, they insist, of [ ALL ] Christendom! We ( Michael and Reneé ) .. quite apparently .. stand out from the mainstream of Christian tradition; and therein, we are violating their .. normal expectation .. who .. many of them .. hold themselves in the bondage of « THE OLD COVENANT LAW »!


We have understood, by these many encounters with pretending Christians, that our views have seemed to be radical and extremist; for, the church society has been .. profoundly reinforced .. with layers and layers of diluted doctrines, which have convinced its hearers that « Salvation of the Soul » is easy .. is instantaneous without knowledge of the truth .. and is painless, requiring no personal sacrifice, or change from worldly sinfulness! Their .. cultural programming .. has swept aside the scriptures that confound their ideologies of Worldliness; and, such scriptures have been .. systematically .. replaced with Worldly views of vain philosophies! And, some of these pretending believers, who have embraced the ritualism of [ Old Covenant ~ Ceremonies ], have wandered into a vast wilderness of mysterious entrapments, that hold them in « Spiritual Bonds » that they .. NEVER .. perceive in « Covenant Truth »! They, by the way, also do .. NOT .. accept the Bible examples of Divine Messengers, who God has set apart in holiness, whose strange vehemence in accurate Bible articulation, has distinguished themselves as being a spectacle for .. common church .. mocking!


A Quick Overview


† The .. two mothers .. of Abraham's two sons, « Ishmael and Isaac », are a metaphor for « TWO COVENANTS ».


† There are many .. more children .. of the Covenant of Agar, « the Bond Woman », than there are children of the Covenant of Sarah, « the Free Woman ». But, “he that was born of the flesh, of « the Bond Woman », persecuted him that was born of the spirit”, of « the Free Woman »!


† Ishmael was born of the flesh of the « Bond Woman ~ Agar » and was bound to the « Covenant Metaphor » of the flesh; and, those of this [ Old Covenant ~ Metaphor ] will persecute the son of the promise .. Isaac, who are we.


† Isaac was the child « of Covenant promise », born of « THE SPIRIT », as are we of the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ]; for, we are born free of the flesh life of the « Bond Woman ~ Agar », by the Covenant Metaphor of the « Free Woman ~ Sarah ».


† The [ New Covenant ~ Metaphor ] are instructed to “cast out the bondwoman and her son” of the [ Old Covenant ~ Metaphor », for the two sons ( Ishmael and Isaac ) will .. NOT .. be joint heirs .. TOGETHER ..!


† Those who practice « THE LAW » of the « Bond Woman Covenant ~ of Agar » are debtors to « THE WHOLE LAW », and therein; have .. FALLEN FROM GRACE .. provided by the « Free Woman Covenant ~ of Sarah ». Paul declares that Christ profits them nothing!


† We of the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], have been « Called unto Liberty », having been justified by « RIGHT COVENANT FAITH », which worketh by « COVENANT LOVE »!


† We of the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] are admonished to walk in « THE COVENANT GIFT of the SPIRIT », and to “ .. NOT .. fulfill the lust of the flesh”!


These two « Covenant ~ Metaphorical Types » are warring against one another, and; are .. NOT .. compatible with each other! Walking in « THE FLESH LIFE » .. of Agar .., as a mind set, is .. NOT .. similar to, or the same as, walking in « THE SPIRIT LIFE » .. of Sarah .., as a mind set; therein, these two « Covenant ~ Metaphorical Types » .. CANNOT .. be blended together! Practicing « THE FLESH LIFE » .. of Agar's Covenant .., will cancel out the grace offered up by « THE SPIRIT LIFE » .. of Sarah's Covenant ..! And, that is the .. literal result .. for those who have been lured into « THE FLESH LIFE » mind set of Covenant bondage! They have .. unknowingly .. removed themselves .. from the grace .. offered by the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] of Jesus Christ!


Galatians Bewitched by Works of « THE LAW »

Galatians 3:01-5 O foolish Galatians, [ .. who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth .. ], before whose eyes .. ( the eyes of the Galatians ) .. Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, « crucified among you »? This only would I learn of you, [ .. RECEIVED YE THE SPIRIT « by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith » .. ]? Are ye so foolish? [ .. having begun in the Spirit, are ye « NOW MADE PERFECT » by the flesh .. ]? Have ye suffered so many things « in vain »? « IF IT BE YET IN VAIN ». He therefore « THAT MINISTERETH TO YOU THE SPIRIT », and « WORKETH MIRACLES AMONG YOU », « doeth he it by the works of the law », or « by the hearing of faith »?

Galatians 3:06-9 Even as [ .. Abraham believed God, and « IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM » for righteousness .. ]. Know ye therefore that [ .. they which are « OF FAITH », the same are « THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM » .. ]. And « THE SCRIPTURE, FORESEEING » that « God would justify the heathen through faith », .. ( the scripture ) .. « preached » before « the gospel » unto Abraham, saying, In thee « SHALL ALL NATIONS BE BLESSED ». So then [ .. they « WHICH BE OF FAITH » are blessed with faithful Abraham .. ].

Galatians 3:10-14 For [ .. as many as are « OF THE WORKS OF THE LAW » are « UNDER THE CURSE » .. ]: for it is written, [ .. Cursed is every one « THAT CONTINUETH NOT IN ALL THINGS » which are written in the book of the law .. ] to do them. But that [ .. no man is justified by the law « IN THE SIGHT OF GOD » .. ], it is evident: for, [ .. The just « SHALL LIVE .. ( having God's Life of Promise ) .. » by faith .. ]. And [ .. the law « IS NOT » of faith .. ]: but, [ .. The man « THAT DOETH » them .. ( perfectly keeping the Law ) .. « SHALL LIVE .. ( having God's Life of Promise ) .. » in them .. ]. [ .. Christ hath redeemed us « FROM THE CURSE » of the law .. ], being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That [ .. « THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM » might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ .. ]; that [ .. we might receive « THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT » through faith .. ].



Dear Website Friend, we ( Michael and Reneé ) have known the .. bewitching aspect .. of learning « Correct Scripture ~ Faith posturing »; for, deceiving spirits are fluently trafficking throughout the dynamics of God's Heaven, within men. Men, having become « CURSED » with .. indwelling spirits .. of « THE DEVIL », .. abiding even now in [ ALL ] of pretended Christendom ..; such men are fully normalized to that indwelling motivation of « CURSING DEVILS ». Such Religious men are .. fully persuaded / bewitched .. by the Serpentine - like twisting and coiling of « Tree of Knowledge ~ Logic and Reason », as those Religious men's traditional methodology of inventively interpreting .. and extrapolating conclusions from .. the Holy Bible! Such Religious men .. such pretending Christians .. such Church Ministries in all types of elaboration .. are practicing « Tree of Knowledge ~ Death » in their presenting views, opinions and theories about « Tree of Life » functionality, in the Kingdom Order of God's Heaven! Scripturized Deception and « Spiritual Bewitching » is common throughout the .. mainstream .. of Traditional Christendom!


The cause for .. needing Divine intervention .. should become progressively more .. and more .. understood. ( Fallen Men ) .. CANNOT .. CANNOT .. « Tree of Knowledge » their way into the « Tree of Life » Order of God's Kingdom of Heaven! When those, who have been « CALLED OUT » by .. THE FATHER .., to enter into the « Covenant » of .. THE HOLY SON ..; those such believers are admonished to carefully recognize their indwelling deception that needs to be overcome. We ( Michael and Reneé ) have learned this reality of indwelling « DEVIL SPIRITS »; and therein, we have learned to carefully filter .. EVERYTHING .. through .. THE FATHER ..! When we ( Michael and Reneé ) arrive at a scriptural basis for Divine principle, and; when that principle is articulated with clarity, from Holy Scriptures; « CALLED OUT » believers are warned .. emphatically .. to recognize their indwelling « SPIRIT DEVILS » who [ WILL ] resist and deflect and deny those « PRINCIPLE TRUTHS », with varying levels of intensity, of agitation!


A Quick Overview


† The Galatian Church had been bewitched to .. NOT .. obey « THE TRUTH », of Jesus Christ having been crucified among them!


† The Galatian Church had received « THE SPIRIT » through « FAITH », and .. NOT .. by the works of « THE LAW »!

† The Minister .. to the Galatians .. ministered « THE SPIRIT » and « WORKING of MIRACLES » by the hearing of « FAITH », and .. NOT .. by the works of « THE LAW »!


† Abraham's « FAITH » was accounted unto him for « RIGHTEOUSNESS »; and, they which are of « FAITH » are « The Children of Abraham »!


† The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the heathen .. ( Gentiles of all nations ) .. through « FAITH ». This Scripture was preached unto Abraham.


† Those who practice « THE LAW » are .. UNDER .. « THE CURSE »; whereby, .. “Cursed is everyone that continueth .. NOT .. in all things written in the book of the law” .. .


† No man is justified by « THE LAW » in the sight of God. The just shall live by « FAITH »! « THE LAW » is .. NOT .. of « FAITH »!


† Christ has redeemed us from « THE CURSE » of « THE LAW », being made a » CURSE » for us, .. that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles, .. that we might receive the promise of « THE SPIRIT » through « FAITH »!


Jesus Christ has redeemed us from « The Curse .. of the Law » so that we .. do not remain .. bound to « The Law » and its « CURSE »! We ( Michael and Reneé ) do understand how [ New Testament ~ Believers ], being lost in the morass of Christendom's « Babel of Confusion », have resigned themselves to stay anchored down to the pattern of the [ Old Testament ~ Ordinances ]. On the surface that methodology may seem to be the more secure bet in finding the truth of Jesus Christ; and therein, it would seem to be reasonable to remain there as a safety net, unto ( Soul Salvation ).


What we ( Michael and Reneé ) have learned to understand is that the school, of studying the [ Old Testament ], is helpful for Gentiles to identify with the « Covenant Pattern » of God with man, and particularly; of God with Israel. That school, of [ Old Testament ] study, helps Gentiles to better understand « Covenant Prerequisites » like « Covenant Consecration », .. and « Covenant Terms and its Justice », .. and « Covenant Empowerment » by God. But then, the [ New Testament ~ Believer ] .. MUST .. go on from that learning, from [ Old Testament ] study, and; .. NOT .. fall into the « Covenant Failure » of practicing the [ Old Testament ~ Rules and Ordinances]! [ New Testament ~ Believers ] .. MUST .. make the break away from the [ Old Testament ~ Curse]; for, our redemption from « THE CURSE » has been accomplished for us; and, we are .. NOT .. to hinder that blessing and that liberty, .. by handicapping our own « FAITH », .. by superimposing « LEARNED RULES » ahead of « RIGHT COVENANT FAITH »!


The Apostles and Elders Consider « THE LAW OF MOSES »

Acts 15:01-2 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, [ .. Except ye be circumcised « AFTER THE MANNER OF MOSES », ye cannot be saved .. ]. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem « unto the apostles and elders » about this question.

Acts 15:04-5 And when they were come to Jerusalem, « they were received » of the church, and « of the apostles and elders », and they declared all things that God had done with them. But « there rose up » certain of the sect « of the Pharisees which believed », saying, [ .. That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to « KEEP THE LAW OF MOSES » .. ].

Acts15:06 And « the APOSTLES and ELDERS came together » for to consider of this matter.

Acts 15:07-9 And when there had been much disputing, [ .. PETER ROSE UP, AND SAID .. ] unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that [ .. the Gentiles .. by my mouth .. should hear the word of the gospel, « AND BELIEVE » .. ]. And « God », which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, « giving them the Holy Ghost », even as he did unto us; And put no difference between us and them, [ .. purifying their hearts « BY FAITH » .. ].

Acts 15:10-11 Now therefore [ .. why tempt ye God, « TO PUT A YOKE UPON THE NECK » of the disciples .. ], « which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear »? But we believe that [ .. « THROUGH THE GRACE » of the LORD Jesus Christ .. ( and not by works ) .. we shall be saved .. ], even as they.


Dear Website Friend, Paul and Barnabas, apostles on the Missionary field, brought this matter of controversy back unto the other apostles and elders in Jerusalem; whereby, God's Order could be more clearly perceived and explained, as it was. And here, it is .. distinctively .. settled. A sect of Pharisees which believed in the Salvation promise of Jesus Christ .. ( vs 5 ) .. insisted upon circumcision and keeping « THE LAW of MOSES », according to the [ Old Testament ]! The idea of « New COVENANT ~ Grace » was .. apparently .. lost from their understanding. Through the apostles, Paul and Barnabas, this matter of controversy was brought before the apostles and elders in Jerusalem, for they were « THE RECOGNIZED JUDGES » of « New COVENANT ~ Order », as apostles .. still continue .. to be « THE RECOGNIZED JUDGES » of this current [ New Testament ~ Church Dispensation ]. So, in this scripture passage, the Pharisee believers, .. and the apostles and elders of the « New Covenant » .., have presented their .. divergent references .. for believers to follow. Pharisee believers are .. still today .. in this « Old Covenant » mindset, not yet transitioning into the « New Covenant » Order of « FAITH and GRACE ».


We ( Michael and Reneé ) have listened to traditional church rhetoric .. of scattered confusion .. about [ Old Testament ~ Rules Keeping ] as a manipulated practice of [ New Testament ~ Faith ]; and though some church camps believe one way, and other church camps believe another way, still; we find that many church types hold onto a legalistic posturing of « New Covenant ~ RULES KEEPING » as their .. newly modified .. practice of « Covenant Works ». In the midst of this « CHURCH BABEL », we have listened .. also .. to the preaching of scripture ~ truth from the indwelling « SPIRIT OF TRUTH ». We have been enabled, by « SPIRIT ABIDING ~ TRUTH », to perceive these scripture records as a clear guide of « New COVENANT ~ FAITH POSTURING ». Consequently, we admonish « New COVENANT ~ Believers » to be wary of « New COVENANT ~ Pharisee Believers », whose place in Christendom seems to be as seducers unto « Doctrinal Bondage », whose role is to be subverters of « FAITH and GRACE », by their subliminal insistence upon, and zeal for « Rules Keeping and Works », in the patterned style of « Old Covenant ~ Ideology » .


A Quick Overview


† Certain men from Judaea taught « New Covenant ~ Brethren » at An´ - tĭ – ŏch, that; .. “ye .. CANNOT .. be saved [ EXCEPT ] ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses” .. .


† Paul and Barnabas .. ( apostles on the Mission field ) .. determined to take this matter to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem.


† In Jerusalem, a sect of Pharisees, .. which believed in the message of Jesus Christ .., rose up to speak on this matter, who insisted that .. “it was needful to circumcise them” .. ( the Gentiles at An´ - tĭ – ŏch ) .. “and to command them to « keep the law » of Moses”.. .


† The apostles and elders came together in Jerusalem; and, Peter, an apostle and elder, rose up and spoke how the Gentiles .. “should hear the word of the gospel and believe” .. and that God was .. “« giving them » the Holy Ghost” .., and was .. “purifying their hearts « by faith »” .. .


† Peter's words were: .. “why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples” .. ( the Gentiles at An´ - tĭ – ŏch ) .., .. “which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear” .. ?


† Peter's additional words were: .. “we believe that « through the grace » of the Lord Jesus Christ « we shall be saved » , even as they” .. ( the Gentiles at An´ - tĭ – ŏch ) .. .


.. “Through grace” .. and “by faith” .. are two ideas of the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] that seem to confound [ Old Testament ~ Ideologues ». The idea that .. “nothing will accomplish salvation outside of ( SELF CAUSED ~ Works ) of « Covenant Rules »” .. is a mind set that blocks the idea of a « SPIRIT LIFE ~ Component » to « Covenant Salvation »! « FAITH » unto a « SPIRIT LIFE ~ Covenant » does .. NOT .. compute to a « RULES KEEPING ~ Slave ». God's mysterious way of « New Covenant ~ Spirit Life », which has been delegated .. exclusively .. to the province of the [ New Covenant ] « SPIRIT ~ GIFT » of « THE HOLY GHOST », is a paradigm of scriptural prophecy and [ Old Covenant ~ Promise », that requires « FAITH », even the « FAITH of ABRAHAM », for believers to enter in. .. “Through grace” .. and “by faith” .. are entirely confounding to Pharisee workers of « THE LAW ». Consequently, [ New Testament ~ Pharisee Believers ] tend to handicap themselves, and others as well, of [ New Covenant ~ Faith ], if they, ( the Pharisees ), are .. NOT .. brought into the clarity of Peter's apostle ~ words.


PART FOUR:

Gift of the Spirit: What is that?


We ( Michael and Reneé ) have entered into the « GIFT ~ Experience » of having been given the [ New Testament ~ Spirit ]! This experience, which we assumed at the beginning to have been broadly known, and cognitively understood, by a large segment of Christianity, has .. strangely .. become our trademark of alienation from the Mainstream ~ Church body. Critics use our testimony to mock us, as though we are denying Jesus Christ, by our expose´of this universal Church failure. This Church failure is .. clearly .. the result of incomplete and inaccurate « Covenant Doctrine » throughout the whole of Christendom, and; is .. NOT .. a failure of Jesus Christ or God's construct of the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ]! The Church Society, in the broadest context of Christendom, has .. NOT .. entered into this « GIFT ~ Experience » of having been given the [ New Testament ~ Spirit ], because of .. Church failure .. to accept « HARD CORE » truth, as being the message of the Holy Bible!


We ( Michael and Reneé ) are reporting that the .. scriptural description and character .. of the « SPIRIT ~ GIFT » has been missing from .. overlooked .. disregarded and even intentionally obfuscated by the Church Society at large; because, the scriptural record of the « SPIRIT ~ GIFT » requires [ New Testament ~ Believers ] to accept a .. spiritual dynamic .. to « Covenant Life ~ Salvation », that circumvents men's carnal powers of control and natural reasoning of head logic. These particular scriptural references, reported in this document, have been so obscured from a clear association to « Christian Doctrine », that many .. NOW .., in defending their previous « Covenant Doctrines », have alibied themselves with purposely contrary arguments, refusing to see the clear scriptural association to [ New Testament ~ Covenant Life ], merely as a heart hardened refusal of « Covenant Knowledge »!


Dear Website Friend, we feel that only a few souls, of the scripture's remnant, will endure the learning of this « Covenant Knowledge ». Only those who [ FEEL ] the « CALLING » of .. THE FATHER .. with such deep conviction, and having a sober resolution of an honest heart, will follow the voice of God's « CALLING OUT ». Only these honest, and spiritually drawn, Believers will .. NOT .. settle for the many Religious entrapments of « Christian Doctrine » that have captured the masses of Christendom, unto their .. scripturally ensured .. destruction! God's « Covenant Knowledge », that truly leads Believers unto a spiritual dynamic of « Covenant Life ~ Salvation », is now being afforded to those few souls, enabling the advancement of the [ New Testament ~ SPIRIT GIFT ] unto them .. exceptionally, and therein; into the Kingdom Paradigm of God's Holy Son!



Herein is the Lesson of « THE GIFT » of the Spirit


We ( Michael and Reneé ) regard the teaching of Jesus Christ, of the New Testament ~ Covenant, to have great value of highest importance, in ( His ) structuring the ordinances of Christian Faith. His Words of Life have established a .. focused priority of concentration .. upon ( His ) TWO COMMANDMENTS. This reference of TWO COMMANDMENTS is .. very much .. a necessary preface to assessing the « Faith practices » of [ ALL ] New Testament Believers.


All the Law and the Prophets

Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is [ .. THE GREAT COMMANDMENT IN THE LAW .. ]? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is [ .. THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT .. ]. And the second is like unto it, [ .. THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF .. ]. .. « ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS » [ .. HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS .. ] .


We ( Michael and Reneé ) are .. NOT .. simple minded in glossing over the faith discipline of obeying these two Commandments. The very measure of [ ALL ] thy heart, .. of [ ALL ] thy soul, .. of [ ALL ] thy mind, .. and [ ALL ] thy strength, [ .. included in Mark's reference .. ]; this [ ALL ] measure is an extraordinary concept of Divine requirement. [ ALL ] is required from the Covenant Believer in Loving God! Certainly we ( Michael and Renee´ ) acknowledge the commonality of Christian practices, in their [ PARTIALLY ] Loving God, in their [ MINIMALLY ] Loving God, in their [ VAGUELY & REMOTELY ] Loving God, and in their [ THEATRICAL PRETENTIONS ] of Loving God; so that, we truly comprehend .. the accepted norm .. throughout the Christian society, as being .. massively .. flawed, in the Church's gross neglect in .. NOT .. satisfying the First Commandment of God's Holy Son. Please consider this in your own reflection of faith.


Worshiping the Creature and not the Creator

Romans 1:18-19 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, « who hold the truth in unrighteousness »; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; « for God hath shewed it unto them ».

Romans 1:20-21 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that « they are without excuse »: Because that, when they knew God, « they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful »; « but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened ».

Romans 1:22-23 « Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools », And « changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image » made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Romans 1:24-25 Wherefore « God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts », to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: [ .. WHO CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE .. ], and « worshipped and served .. THE CREATURE .. more than the Creator », who is blessed for ever. Amen.


The common error, throughout the whole of the Christian culture, is that men, still functioning within a ( fallen ) mind of Gentile reasoning, have bulldozed through the Holy Scriptures with boldness of ( Self Assertive ) presumptions of Divine appointment. Such men, having been Created with Divine abilities of « Intellectual ~ Emotional ~ Sentience », pretend to « know » the scriptures. Through their Gentile mind sets of « Sentient Logic », ( fallen ) men « GLORIFY THEMSELVES »! By their practicing an « Intellectualized form of Religion », devoid of « Spiritually Empowered ~ ( Zoë ) », they have learned to worship « THE CREATURE » and not « THE CREATOR ». Such Religious men, .. of mainstream Christianity .., have denied of « THE CREATOR'S » Sovereignty of a « Spiritually based Methodology », and; have .. NOT .. obtained [ THE GIFT ~ Promise ] of « THE SPIRIT » of Jesus Christ's « ( Zoë ) ~ Life ». Such Gentile minded .. Religious men .. are still functioning with « non-Covenant » reasoning. They are .. still .. bound by [ THE CURSE ], and; do not recognize their own spiritual blindnesses and motivational bondages!



THE SECOND COMMANDMENT


Now, in discerning the clarity of the Second Commandment, we need to review the words of Jesus Christ, in ( His ) posturing a parable about .. the neighbor .. who is to be loved « as the self ».


The Ineffectual Priesthood

Luke 10:25-37 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, ant tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? How readest thou? And he answering said, [ .. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. .. ] And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, « willing to justify himself », said unto Jesus, « And who is my neighbour?» And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and « fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. » And by chance there came down « a certain priest » that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise « a Levite », when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But « a certain Samaritan », as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, « he had compassion on him », And [ .. went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in « OIL AND WINE », and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and « TOOK CARE OF HIM ». .. ] And on the morrow when he departed, [ .. he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. .. ] Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him « that fell among the thieves? » And he said, [ .. He that shewed mercy on him .. ], Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.


Jesus Christ .. God's Holy Son .. revealed mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, through parable ~ lessons. And even while Heaven's truths have Earthly parallels for referenced example, the principles of God's Kingdom still require ears for hearing deeper truths. We ( Michael and Reneé ) acknowledge that Jesus Christ's portrayal of [ THE NEIGHBOR ] has been vaguely construed in the Christian Society to represent the ( flesh ~ life ) dimension of religion, confusing anyone having a ( flesh life ) crisis with being [ THE NEIGHBOR ] of this parable, and therein; missing .. the deeper truth .. that is [ THE REAL MESSAGE ]!


So, we are detailing this parable ~ message in Luke's Gospel, to bring forward .. the deeper perspective .. of Christ Jesus, for; New Testament Believers to have a better understanding of this Second Commandment.



ß.. The Lawyer .. In the Second Commandment, regarding the defining of the neighbor, the Master, .. the Christ of God .., was teaching a principle to a lawyer of « THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW ». This lawyer was trained, by « THE LAW », to know the Old Testament principles of this parable; and, in the confidence of his training, this lawyer was intending to ( Justify ) his own importance of ascended thinking by having his religious mastery reaffirmed by this Rabbi .. Jesus. But instead, this parable ~ lesson exposed the failure of men who lived according to « THE LAW »! A lesson to observe is that .. the Christ of God .. is .. NOT .. endorsing and upholding this lawyer's posturing of righteousness, because of his knowing the letter of « THE LAW ».


ß.. The ( Fallen ) Man .. This Earthly correlated story was told about « “A certain man < who > fell among thieves” ». What we need to recognize is that this « “Certain man” » had ( fallen ). In his falling, ( he descended ) from an elevated stature to a lower stature of the thieves. And, in this man's falling among the thieves, the thieves did to him what thieves do. They stripped him. They wounded him. They left him in a half dead condition, not caring that he might die. And, we are to see that the ( fallen ) man was damaged .. wounded .. as the result of his ( falling ) into a lessor state than where he was previously. A lesson to observe here is the warning to .. NOT .. ( fall ) from an ascended condition; for, the parable reveals a consequence will come upon those who ( fall ).


ß.. The Samaritan .. Now, in this story by the Master, .. the Christ of God .., « a priest » passed by the wounded and naked man, and so also did « a Levite », both of whom represented the intercessory caste of the « Old Testament Priesthood ». The inquiring lawyer, of « THE LAW », was hearing words that he identified with, probably being pleased with his familiarity of this terminology of « THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW ».


But, in this story, the « OLD TESTAMENT ~ PRIESTS and PRIESTHOOD CASTE of LEVITES » were being portrayed as ineffectual, uncaring, without interest of this ( fallen ) man's crisis, and not pleasing to God's expectation. The one person who comes along and fulfills this expectation of God .. in actuality .. is a Samaritan, a man from Samaria, a man who is .. NOT .. a Jew, and who is .. NOT .. representing the « Old Testament ~ Institution » of « THE LAW »! [ THIS ] is the strange twist of this story, exposing a hidden lesson about something that pleases God, which is .. NOT .. satisfied by « LAW KEEPERS ».


ß.. The Oil & Wine .. This Samaritan, being exemplified by .. the Christ of God .., exhibited compassion, dressed the wounds with « OIL and WINE », giving up his beast .. « his ride of convenience » .. to the ( fallen ) man, investing himself to care for this ( fallen ) man, and then expending his money as well, promising a longer care support, as it might be necessary for recovering this ( fallen ) man to his former state.


The « OIL and WINE » dressing is a symbolic representation of Spiritual terms, transcending the ( flesh ~ life ) dimension of religion, to correlate to other Bible ideas of God's Heaven. The « OIL » correlates to men's ( FAITH ), as a substance generated by « MEN'S SPIRIT »; and, the « WINE » is correlating to the Life of men's « SOUL », wherein men have « Intellectual / Emotional Sentience & Willfulness ». This Samaritan dressed the ( fallen ) man's wounds with the investment of his ( FAITH ) from his ( SPIRIT and SOUL ) that had been .. mysteriously .. committed to pleasing God, therein; bestowing a Godly love ~ compassion upon this ( fallen ) man. This « OIL and WINE » capacity, of a .. perfectly .. committed Samaritan ( SPIRIT and SOUL ), is [ THE ] .. implicit .. example of this parable, of what the .. correct .. loving of God would appear as.


ß.. The Thieves .. This Samaritan's compassion was .. NOT .. directed toward / distracted by giving comfort to the Thieves. [ THIEVES ] steal and wound. God's pleasure was not directed toward reforming the thieves, whose natural condition was being as thieves. God's pleasure was more concentric upon recovering the ( fallen ) man back to his ( PRE-fallen ) state. What was that ( PRE-fallen ) state that God was so interested in, .. that its loss would be so damaging, .. and; that it should be of interest in its loss and consequences, .. and also; that it should be ministered to unto restoration? This ( PRE-fallen ) state is the .. deeper message .. of this parable. This man's ( fallen ) condition, and his ( PRE-fallen ) state, is [ THE ] « pillar of reference » by .. the Christ of God ..; whereby, this parable was teaching about .. the deeper matter .. of New Covenant Life! The real theft of this parable was not the matter of a man's ( flesh life ), but was about the loss of Covenant Life; whereby, the [ THIEVES ] stole God's Covenant Life from someone who .. previously .. had known that Life and its core values of [ FAITH ]! The [ THIEVES ] stole God's Covenant [ FAITH ] from the ( fallen ) man, perverting his [ FAITH ], which brought about the conclusion of his nakedness and his wounding unto the threat of death! The Christ .. of God's Covenant Life .. was teaching, those who would hear, about holding onto [ FAITH ] of Covenant Life, and being wise to the [ THIEVES ] who can steal away men's [ FAITH ]. In this story, the work of the [ THIEVES ] was .. NOT .. being challenged / opposed / overcome by men of « THE LAW ». Such men were .. NOT .. champions of the « OIL and WINE » ministry; but, were shown to be completely ineffectual in coming to the aid of the damaged [ FAITH ] of the ( fallen ) man's [ SPIRIT and SOUL ].


ß.. The Neighborly Love .. This combination of « binding the wounds » with « OIL and WINE » is very emphatic upon ministering to the « Spirit and Soul » dynamics of the wounded .. ( fallen ) .. man. This parable is .. NOT .. about the ( flesh ~ life ) dimension of religion; but, is placing emphasis upon ( the inner realm ) of the human ~ Creature; wherein, this ( fallen ) man had been stripped of his [ FAITH ] and wounded in his [ SPIRIT and SOUL ], by thieves of [ FAITH PERVERSION ]. The Neighborly Love .. of this parable .. is Love provided by « the one » who has the peculiar .. Christ of God .. Love capacity, .. to discern this crisis to the inner man, .. to have compassion on the ( fallen ) man, to minister the .. correct and effectual .. « OIL and WINE » dressing, empowering the restoration of this ( fallen ) man back unto .. a Christ of God .. stature of Covenant Life.


ß.. As the Self .. This loving the neighbor .. “as the self” .. is posturing a qualification from the viewpoint of « The Self », whom has come to terms with zealously becoming dedicated toward loving God with the [ ALL ] measurement, and therein; becoming distinguished from practicing the Old Testament religion of enforcing « THE LAW »! This particular qualification of « The Self », and how « The Self » becomes defined, clarifies the unique dynamic of « “loving the neighbor” », within a qualified characteristic of « who » the neighbor is as well! The neighbor is the one who had arrived at this same .. Christ of God .. reference of Covenant Life [ FAITH ] as « The Self » has, having previously become ascended within a disciplined purpose of life; whereby, this ( fallen ) man, .. of this same Loving God with [ ALL ] reference .., has been qualified .. implicitly .. for this « OIL and WINE » ministry within the [ SPIRIT and SOUL ] dynamic.


We ( Michael and Renee´ ) clearly recognize that the parable ~ application of “loving thy neighbor” is more restrictively intended for direction at the [ FAITH and LIFE ] qualities of other ascended men, some of whom may have ( fallen away ) from this ascendency by the [ FAITH PERVERSION ] of thieves. This « restrictive » posturing has reinforcement of words from .. God's Holy Son .. .


John 17:05-10 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. [ .. I have manifested thy name « UNTO THE MEN WHICH THOU GAVEST ME OUT OF THE WORLD »: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and « they have kept thy word ». .. ] Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For « I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me »; and « they have .. RECEIVED .. them », and have known surely that I came out from thee, and « they have .. BELIEVED .. that thou didst send me ». [ .. I PRAY FOR THEM .. ]: [ .. « I PRAY .. NOT .. FOR THE WORLD », but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. .. ] And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.


This prayer of Jesus Christ is .. concentric .. upon the men / the disciples who .. THE FATHER .. gave to ( Him ). Jesus Christ .. peculiarly .. is .. NOT .. focused upon [ THE WORLD ] and all of the « lost » souls of [ THE WORLD ]! This prayer vigil is upon a limited group of men who were « Given » the Words of Life, .. who then « Received » those Words with proper faith, .. and who « Believed » that Jesus was sent .. in truth .. from .. THE CREATION FATHER ..! These men satisfied a particular criterion that included them into an exclusive category of prayer, .. of exceptional caring, .. of Divine Oversight, .. that distinguished them as .. NOT .. being of the generalized population of [ THE WORLD ]! They were .. absolutely .. regarded by God, and ( HIS ) Holy Son, as being within a set apart .. sanctified .. ascended stature of identity. This is, we believe, to be [ THE ] careful reference by which Jesus Christ is characterizing [ THE NEIGHBOR ], who justifies the extending out of « Agape ~ Love », with its endowed capability of this « OIL and WINE » caring!


We ( Michael and Reneé ) understand that this « restrictive » perspective, also being reflective of [ Divine Predestination ], is contrary to the mainstream viewpoint of Christian « philosophy »; but, conversely, we charge that this particular Commandment has been commonly distorted; and by this distortion, the Christian society has been .. misdirected .. into believing in an unqualified, Worldly Minded ~ Kindness, as their viewpoint for this Godly Love. The Church Society has adopted the [ THIEVES ] of common Worldliness into their design for Neighborly Love, supplanting this « restrictive » intention of the Second Commandment; whereby, the Church has lauded itself as being the champion .. of mercy .. of gracious acceptance and reconciliation .. of .. [ ALL ] men, of .. Antichrist .. Evil Minds, who Love .. NOT .. God at all, and; who are totally preoccupied with ceaseless, and unrepentant, trafficking in all manner of lusting pursuits! This wrongful directing of Christian faith has been obscured to traditional Church men who have come to believe that their Christian Mission requires them to immerse themselves into the World of the [ THIEVES ]. Even their immersion into the culture, of [ LYING PERVERSIONS ], has become a seducing entrapment of « CHRISTIAN FAITH », in Church men's attempt to [ SAVE ] some of the [ THIEVES ]. And, the common result has been that the Church Society has been stripped of its « FAITH HOLINESS »; whereby, the ( SPIRITS and SOULS ) of ( fallen ) Church men have been wounded « unknowingly », and left for dead!


Our overview of this parable screams .. LOUDLY .. that these Two Commandments from Jesus Christ have .. NOT .. been universally translated .. correctly .. to the Christian Society; and therein, these Two New Testament Commandments have .. NOT .. been satisfied as a basic Church qualification! Consequently, we ( Michael and Reneé ) are steadfast in keeping this record clear, in our upholding a proper understanding of these primary qualifications of ( Right Christian Faith ~ Truths ), and not allowing [ LYING ~ PERVERSIONS ] to interfere with these principles, in their obstructing [ THE NEW TESTAMENT GIFT ~ Promise ] of « THE SPIRIT »!


THE TWO COMMANDMENTS OF CHRISTIANITY


This extended detailing of the Two Commandments of the New Testament is .. very much .. an important linkage in better clarifying the experience of true Christian « Spirituality ».


A Point of Inquiry

Mark 12:29-34 The first of all the commandments is, hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [ .. There is none other commandment « GREATER » than these .. ].

Mark 12:32-34 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, [ .. Thou art « NOT FAR » from the kingdom of God .. ]. And no man after that durst ask him any question.


ß.. In notation to Mark's report, he recorded that .. “Thou art « NOT FAR » from the Kingdom of God” .. . Mark is indicating that practicing these two Commandments of Jesus Christ .. correctly .. sets the Covenant Believer in [ THE ] right posturing of faith, but doesn't actually complete the entrance into the Kingdom of God. Something else is .. STILL .. required!


Resulting Evidence of « KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS » of Jesus Christ

John 14:15-21 [ .. If ye love me, « KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS » .. ].( And ) I will pray the Father, and [ .. he shall « GIVE YOU » another Comforter .. ], that he may abide with you for ever; Even « the SPIRIT of TRUTH »; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for « he dwelleth with you », and « shall be in you ». I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and « ye in me, and I in you ». [ .. He that hath my commandments, « AND KEEPETH » them .. ], he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and [ .. I will love him, and will « MANIFEST MYSELF » to him .. ].


We ( Michael and Reneé ) would point out the declared report of John, that signifies a Covenant response from God's Holy Son, and from ( His ) Father, for such believers who will .. in truth .. keep the Two Commandments of the New Testament ~ Covenant. This promised response is the [ .. GIVING .. ] of a Spirit from God, [ THE ] « Spirit of Truth », who will dwell [ IN ] the Covenant person .. the diligent Guardian who keeps the Commandments of Christ .., therein; bringing comfort to such true believers, as an indwelling presence of Divine confirmation. But then also, Jesus, God's Holy Son, promises to « MANIFEST » ( Himself ), as a conscious presence to the Covenant Believer.


So, We ( Michael and Reneé ) are bringing emphasis to this extraordinary promise of Covenant experience that confirms those who love God and who love the « qualified description » of a Covenant neighbor, in the .. correct .. posturing intended within the New Testament ~ Covenant. Contrarily, those persons who have whimsically crowned themselves with pious certitude, that they love God and their neighbor according to the Commandments of Jesus Christ, but who have not .. actually .. experienced these awesome promises of the New Testament ~ Covenant; such persons are exposed in their lies of flawed religious ~ faith.


SUMMATION

 

.. The Matter of Covenants with God ..

.. The New Covenant of Jesus Christ ..

.. The Sabbath .. Holy Days & other Ordinances .. of the OLD TESTAMENT ..

.. The « GIFT » of the Spirit: What is that? ..



We ( Michael and Reneé ) have .. NOT .. been trained to be loyalists to a Church brand, of a particular denomination; but rather, we have been taught .. directly .. by « THE SPIRIT of TRUTH », without being seminaried, by Religious men of flawed doctrine. We testify that we have been ordained by God, within the province of « THE SPIRIT of TRUTH »! It seems that .. NO ONE .. throughout the whole of Christendom believes such an imagined empowerment to have been conveyed to anyone of the Contemporary Church, or particularly to us, by « Divine Impartation »; for, this idea clearly challenges the Institutionalism of Church established ~ Hierarchies!


Our testimony openly declares imperfections / flawed doctrines / lies of fabricated Divinity throughout the common Church System of Order; and further, our testimony declares a standard of « Church Holiness » to have been established by the scriptures, as [ New Testament ~ Signs of Confirmation ]! Such [ New Testament ~ Signs of Confirmation ] are .. blatantly .. void throughout the Traditional Church Society; and, those Pentecostal Churches and Ministries, who have shown forth such evidence in the past, strangely, are showing less .. and less .. and even less evidence in these [ New Testament ~ Signs of Confirmation ]! What we know, as [ [ New Testament ~ Ordained Prophets ], is that God, the .. COVENANT FATHER .. has raised [ THE BAR ] for « Covenant Truth » in the struggling « CALLED OUT ~ Church Order ». And, this Divinely imposed advancement of « Covenant Truth » is .. NOW .. bringing the entire Church System of Order into a condition of relentless « Tribulation »!


The [ New Testament ~ Covenant ] belongs to God's Sovereign Province, .. to design, .. to authorize with Miracle Empowerment, .. to offer by invitation, or, strangely, .. to deny its access! Men, in a ( Fallen ) condition of « Unclean Spirit » infestation .. contamination .. and mental distortion, do .. NOT .. have the privilege to persuade, control, or supersede the .. COVENANT FATHER .. and ( HIS ) « Covenant Terms »! However, common Church men, of [ Intellectualized Interpretation ] of a « Spiritual Covenant », have extrapolated their own ( Fallen Nature Ideals ), in constructing their « Covenant Terms » with God, and in their portraying of « God's Covenant Promises » to other ( Fallen ) men. Therein, the common Church Tradition, having strayed away from the « Covenant Authenticity », of the first [ New Testament ~ Covenant Men ] .. of two millennia past ..; the common Church Tradition has become founded upon ( Fallen Men's ) « Unclean Spirits », as the defaulted guardians to men's souls. ( Fallen Men ), within the Church Systems of Order, have been misled and continue to mislead this present generation .. WITH ASTONISHING BOLDNESS .. of their imagined prattle! These « Unclean Spirits » promise and guarantee and certify a « Covenant .. of Devil Spirit Fabrication », which has .. NO .. empowerment, [ AT ALL ], of God's .. Holy .. Salvation!


Dear Website friend, the « GOSPEL » of Jesus Christ, strangely, requires Divinely prepared Messengers .. Apostles .. Prophets .. Etc; who have been endowed with « THE SPIRIT of TRUTH », to advance a particular structuring of « Covenant Doctrine »! « Right Covenant Doctrine » is a vital component in training disciples in their structuring of « Christian Faith ». When the mainstream Church Society has .. no such .. Divinely prepared Messengers, who are permitted to advance this « SPIRIT of TRUTH ~ Covenant Doctrine », then; their disciples lack a necessary structure of « Christian Faith », which; lack of « Right Doctrine Faith », denies the culmination of the [ New Testament ~ GIFT ] of « THE SPIRIT of TRUTH ». Divinely prepared Messengers are a component within the .. complex functionality .. of the [ New Testament ~ Covenant ], to bring clear accuracy in advancing this « Right Covenant Doctrine », to predestined hearers.


But, Divinely prepared Messengers have been warred against, profusely and aggressively, by the « Unclean Spirit ~ Guardians » of the Traditional Church Order; because, « Right Covenant Doctrine » appears to be too « restrictive » to the minds of ( Fallen ) Church men. ( Fallen ) Church men prefer to imagine a « HAPPY Covenant », for pacifying their « Indwelling Devil Spirits », who desire to frolic throughout a .. proposed eternity .. of « Imagined Devilish Debauchery ». Such « Indwelling Devil Spirits » are .. NOT .. so confused by this game of confusing their human hosts, for even the Demons believe the ruling power that Jesus Christ holds over them. But, it is the ( Fallen ) Church men who deny the « Covenant Authenticity » of the [ New Testament Bible ]; for, these contemporary Church men insist upon endorsing [ ONLY ] a « Covenant .. of Devil Spirit Fabrication », that enables such men to perpetuate their deceiving glories of « Temporal Rule » and fleshly gain!


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