For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth. – Isa 21:6
The time for punishment has come, the time when people will get what they deserve. When that happens, Israel will know it! “This prophet,” you say, “is a fool. This inspired man is insane.” You people hate me so much because your sin is so great. God has sent me as a prophet to warn his people Israel. Yet wherever I go, you try to trap me like a bird. Even in God’s Temple the people are the prophet’s enemies. They are hopelessly evil in what they do, just as they were at Gibeah. God will remember their sin and punish them for it. Hos 9:7 -9
You say, “I’m not Israel”….then you’re not Christ. – This means that children born by natural descent from Abraham are not necessarily God’s children. Instead, children born by the promise are considered Abraham’s descendants. – Rom 9:8 and what is this promise given? He gave the right to become God’s children to everyone who believed in him. These people didn’t become God’s children in a physical way-from a human impulse or from a husband’s desire to have a child. They were born from God. Joh 1:12-13 and what of this new birth? he saved us, but not because of anything we had done to gain his approval. Instead, because of his mercy he saved us through the washing in which the Holy Spirit gives us new birth and renewal. God poured a generous amount of the Spirit on us through Jesus Christ our Savior. As a result, God in his kindness has given us his approval and we have become heirs who have the confidence that we have everlasting life. Tit 3:5-7
This Holy Spirit….is this Spirit a law breaker…Shall this new man, born of the Spirit, also need sacrifices to pay for his sins?
and so it was in those days and so it is in these days….They cry peace and safety but sudden destruction cometh and they shall not escape. These are they who are wise in their own eyes, despising the the word of the Lord as if Christ, is not that very word made flesh. They trample upon the blood of Christ with their continual need for sacrifices, as if the Lord of Hosts has not done away with sin. Like the people of old, after the final sacrifice was made, when Jesus the Christ was made a curse for us and was hanged upon that tree. These are they which put themselves back under the law, returning to the temple, offering sacrifices for their sins in stead of counting on the fact they are indeed dead to sin and alive unto the LORD.
How we love our religion! Our religion allows us to continue in our sins, searing our very conscience from the guilt there in. You say, sin today, sacrifice tomorrow. The LORD says….God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of his Son, whom he loves. His Son paid the price to free us, which means that our sins are forgiven. Col 1:13 – 14 and where sin is forgiven there remains no need for sacrifices, but if sacrifices continue, then there remains nothing left but a fearful expectation of things to come. For if Christ is not the end of sin then we remain dead in our sins. – Otherwise, he would have had to suffer many times since the world was created. But now, at the end of the ages, he has appeared once to remove sin by his sacrifice. People die once, and after that they are judged. Likewise, Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of humanity, and after that he will appear a second time. This time he will not deal with sin, but unto salvation for those who eagerly wait for him. Heb 9:26 – 28
This I tell you, I became a servant of the church when God gave me the work of telling you his entire message. In the past God hid this mystery, but now he has revealed it to his people. God wanted his people throughout the world to know the glorious riches of this mystery-which is Christ living in you, giving you the hope of glory. We spread the message about Christ as we instruct and teach everyone with all the wisdom there is. We want to present everyone as mature Christian people. I work hard and struggle to do this while his mighty power works in me. Col 1:25 – 29