Upon repentance/confession unto YHVH sin is washed away and doesn't exsist. To bring it back up is to doubt the promises of God. (Is.43:25/ Heb.8:12; 10:17/ 1 Jn.1:9/ 2 Pet. 3:9/ Ps.51 !)......Someone asked, wasn't there righteous people before Christ came?........./ Does a current state of righteousness mean one has never sinned? Abraham's Faith was counted as righteousness (Gen.15:6/ Rom.3:28; 4:1-8/ Gal.3:6-7). Not his observance of the letter of the law but faith. Do you have a specific verse that calls someone righteous in relation to Not having ever sinned? If so i would like to see it! ALL have sinned ( 1 Jn.1:8-9 / Is.64:5-6/ Ps.14:1-3/ (Rom.3:20,23/ Ecc.7:20 / Pro.20:9 ...)
Eph.2: vs. 1-3 "And you hath he quickened, who were *dead in *trespasses and *sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this ******world***, according to the >prince of the power of the air<, the ***spirit that now *worketh in the children of *****disobedience Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the ***lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the ***desires of the **flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others."... Prince points to inheritance of a dominion and this dominon or "power" is The Spirit Of THE WORD. Those in covenant are NOT "OF" the World they are ENEMIES of it. 1 John 2:15-17; 1 John 3:13; 1 John 4:2-6;John 15:18-19; John 16:33; John 17:14; Matthew 5:10-12; Matthew 10:22; Ephesians 6:12; Jn.18:36, (Heb.11/ 1 Cor.4/ Matt.5:39). / Gen.3:14
Prince shows authority that is Given to one. The enemy only recieves power that G-d himself first allows for the enemy to have. "The COURSE" of this world- Course is Aion in the greek pointing to this aion (age) in which we live. An age where the fruit of the knowledge of good and Evil carry an impact. THat fruit is Sin. Sin is the transgression of the law and the Fruit of the knowledge of good & Evil. The law is our school master of the righteous standard (good) and evil is the knowledge of transgressing whats good. THe fruit thereof is sin. (1 Jn.3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil)... In Daniel 9 Messiah is called Prince with a capital P and the wicked one is called prince with a lower case p.
Sacrifice has Always been a part of G-d's standard for Atonement. From the garden, to Abraham and Isaac, to the circumcision, to the first Passover (exodus), to the cleansing of the temple, to the cleansing of the priests (and the people). The fulfillment in Yeshua was a part of the Word since the beginning. To say sacrifice isn't needed for the sinner to be justified is to say G-d is lawless that there is No effect for transgressing him (a price that must be paid).With nothing more than carnal knowledge you dont even grasp the concept of G-D or that of Messiah or atonement. 1 Pet.1 "But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:20 Who verily was foreordained *before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.... "Life is of the blood". Its the sinless life (righteousness) of Yeshua that allows a sinner to be counted as justified in mercy and Grace of G-D.
The Hebrew Word Miqra ("assembly") is found in context throughout the N.T. (Its root is Qriya - "to call") but it is translated as Ekklesia (greek) "church" (assembly) from the root kaleo which means to "call". In the greek translations of the Hebrew "O.T.", you will see that "kahal"- qahal or Miqra /Hebrew- (assembly, congregation) is translated ekklesia - church (English). If we stay consistant the "church" to early follwers of Messiah ("Christians") which were "Jews" or better said "Israelities" would have refered to their assembly in truth as well with the same roots in which we get "church". So to say the "Church" replaced "Israel" shows ignorance... The body of believers Is Israel. Israel Is the church. This is the set aside nation (people) of G-d. Physical relation is important in many ways but one can have physical relation and not be in covenant. Jn the baptist and the Messiah have testified of that fact. Acts 7:38 refers to the Israelite ekklesia "church" in the wilderness at Mt. Sinai.Jas.2:2 assembly - synagogue- church2 Sam.7:24 For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel to be a people unto thee for ever: and thou, LORD, art become their God... The physical circumcision was commanded of Abraham, his descendants and those who dwell among them. When Israel was redeemed unto the law in the Tanach G-d said the same law if for the the descendants but not only them but also the sojourner amoung them. Israel simply means to overcome with G-d. Prince of El.
Jn.18:10 (Matt.26/ Mk.14/ Jn.18/ Lk.22) "Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus"./ "cut off" - apokopto (G#609)- From G575 and G2875; to amputate; reflexively (by irony) to mutilate (the privy parts): - cut off. Compare G2699.
Thus actually Yeshua Has healed an amputee./ Lk.22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
G-D is righteous and his judgments are pure. When he says dont do or do he isnt just talking to hear himself speak. There is a effect for transgressing Him. A price that must be paid or you serve a lawless god that has no authority. The wage of sin is death. There are many forms of atonement (Flour, Money, Repentance, Blood) and they were all fulfilled in Mashiach. Lev.17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul./ The covenant has Always been in blood. From G-d covering Adam and Eve with animals skins to the sacrifices they and their children made to the sacrifices Abraham made to the first Exodus (Passover) to the cleansing of the temple,..... "Life is of the blood" and the life of Yeshua was sinless (guiltless). He is the Only one to always be about the will of HaShem (only true "muslim"). The sins of the people were put on him who knew no sin and he recieved an unjust sentance from men in sin. He being innocent overcame death (Heb.2:14) thus fulfilling the sacrifice that has been since the foundations of the world for whosoever shall turn to G-d in their sin can know partake of atonement and their repentance be accepted by the righteousness of Messiah. Thats the only way your truly gonna fulfill the law & live otherwise your Under the Law rather than fulfilling it (with Grace). Otherwise your death (both phy. and spiritually) shall be Torah being fulfilled on you. Messiahs name simply means salvation of Yah. Seek and ye shall find.
The Word Pastor relates to pasture in both Hebrew and Latin. In Hebrew the word for pastor is ra'ah (רעה). This word is also the word for shepherd. A Pastor (shepherd) leads the sheep to Pasture. (Feeds the sheep) The root used here means to feed. The Hebrew word for pasture is mire'eh(מרעה). The heart of this word is ra'ah. There is a clear cognate relationship between 'pastor' and 'pasture' because there is a clear theological relationship. According to the Word of God, a shepherd (pastor) is called to feed the sheep from the pasture, the Word of God. The true food of the sheep is to be fed to them by a true shepherd. This is why there is much prophetic condemnation in the Scriptures for those false shepherds who are not feeding the sheep.
Thank you so much for adding me to your group, and also for the warm welcome. With raising my 2 year old nephew I don't have much time to get online, but I look forward to a chance to truly interact with you all. May God bless you!
Everytime I hear this song (Follow You Follow Me- Phil Collins) I automatically think of Yeshua HaMashiach! One with the Lord make a Majority! In this life we can surround ourselves with people that really dont care for us (and still feel alone) But none has demonstrated the Love of G-D like Yeshua!