Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Judaisers oppose Paul and Peter

Who are the Judaisers?
Read Book Galations
Read Book Acts
Peter's vision of blanket
Colossians Chapter 2
1st Cor 9:20
The Resurrection Body

The Coming Rapture

The Coming Rapture Beautiful artwork by MeeLee Lee
who has two Masters degrees in textile art
Wool hand dyed and weaved on an five foot loom
This work of art a huge is a huge 49" x 50" and took
her over 225 hours to make

Miniture of fabrics
3" x 3 "
by Meelee Lee

The Coming Rapture

Read 1st Thessalonians (only three pages)
Psalm 90
2 Peter
Jude 14-16
Revelation Chapter 4
1st Corinthians 15:35-58

The Parents and Brothers of Christ

Who were the parents and brothers of Christ? What do the scriptures tell us of them? Were they aware this Jesus of theirs was to be crucified? Did they understand the full implication of his role as God in the flesh?
Read Matthew chapter 12 first.
In the book of Matthew chapter 12 it starts out with those famous foes of Christ the Pharisees complaining to Christ about his decipiles picking heads of grain and eating them on the Sabbath since they were hungry. In the next scene we see that the Pharisees are upset that he is healing a man's shrivelled hand on the Sabbath, so upset they are plotting to kill him already. Next they are seen accusing Christ of being related to the demon Beelzebub because he was able to drive out demons. This all leads up to the last two paragraphs in chapter 12 titled Jesus' Mother and Brothers.

Here's the NIV Matthew 12:46-50
46 While Jesus was still talkin to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak with you."

48 He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" 49 Pointing to his decipiles, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

Matthew 13:53-58 illuminates Christ's family more.

13:53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there.54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?" they asked.55 "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brother's James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?56 Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"
57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor."

Jesus Goes to the Feast of Tabernacles in cognito
John 7:1-52 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life.2 But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near,3 Jesus' brothers said to him, "You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles that you do.4 No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world."5 For even his own brothers did not believe in him.

6 Therefore Jesus told them, "The right time for me has not come; for you any time is right.7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil.8 You go to the feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not het come."9 Having said this, he stayed in Galilee.

10 However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret.11 Now at the Feast the Jews were watching for him and asking, "Where is that man?"12 Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, "He is a good man."

Others replied, "No, he decieves the people."13 But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the Jews.

Jesus Teaches at the Feast

14 Not until half way through the Feast did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach.15 The Jews were amazed and asked, "How did this man get such learning without having studied?"

16 Jesus answered, "My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me.17 If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.18 He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; There is nothing false about him.19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?"

20 "You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"

21 Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle, and you are all astonished.22 Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a child on the Sabbath.23 Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry at me for healing the whole man on the Sabbath?24 Stop judging by mere appearance, and make a right judgement."

This article coming soon
Read John Chapter 7 , 19:25
Find out who wrote the books of
James an Jude
Mark 2:23-3:35, 6:3
Galations 2:11-13
Psalm 69:8
Acts 1:14

Phariseeism and The Fall of Adam and Eve

When we study what the scriptures tell us about what happenned in the beginning with Adam & Eve, God & Satan, we can learn about ourselves. When we study what the scriptures tell us it is almost like mankind is looking into a mirror that God is holding up so we may see our reflection of who we are, and it is sad.

Man is told in Genesis 2:16 as follows. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." 18 The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

Genesis 3:1-2 tells us what Satan and Eve tell us right before the fall in the Garden of Eden. Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" 2The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat from the trees in the garden, 3but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' "

3"You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5"For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and eat it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

In order to properly analize these scriptures, first, we must take note of some basic facts and list them.

1.) Verse 6 says Adam and Eve were both together when Satan was talking to Eve.

2.) Adam never spoke up and corrected Eve, he was passive.

3.) Adam never correctly taught Eve word for word what God said in 2:16 for Eve had not been created until afterwards when God caused man to fall into a deep sleep in 2:21
(compare 2:16 with 3:2).

4.) The woman said that God said you may not touch the fruit or you will die, God never said that.

5.) 3:13 The woman says the serpent decieved her before she ate it.

The man lied when he blamed the woman, for he was standing right there listening to Satan not speaking up to prevent Eve from eating the fruit, he was passive because he also wanted to eat it to. They fell in sin at the same time together, not seperate incidences where she took it, ate it, then took it somewhere else to him where he was. He was with her and they fell in sin together.

Verse 3:6 appears to say Eve and Adam inspected the fruit first possibly touching it and holding it allowing Satan to call God a lier saying it was good for wisdom and good to eat.

What can we learn from all this?

God's words are holy, and, we must cling to them with our very life. One word out of place and Satan can use God's words against us.

Mankind always wants to add rules and regulation to God's words. We are no different than legislature and congressmen. We keep wanting to add man's words to God's words. Eve told Satan in 3:2 "and you must not touch it, or you will die."

God never said this. Look closely at 2:17 again. God only said you cannot eat it. I believe Satan did decieve them into eating it by throwing the fruit at them and they accidenly caught it, maybe. It appears they were decieved like Eve said in 3:13.

So they were decieved because they did'nt cling to every word God spoke like their life depended on it. They were also decieved because they were adding their own words to God's words from the very beginning. Jesus Christ called this Phariseeism and even compared it to yeast in bread. For Christ warned to beware of the yeast of the pharisees, (Matthew 16:5-12) for it puffs up the bread with nothing.

For God's people have had this problem since the beginning of time. Man always want to help God, but cannot. We can only follow God for God has no equel and we are like nothing.

Selah (meditate on this).