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The Holy Bible Is The Immutable Living Word Of the Eternal God
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††††††††††††††† Breaking All Chains
†††† †††Setting The Captives Free
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†††††††††††††††††††††† By Peter James from:†† www.peterjamesx.com†††
When the Eternal God created an unbelievably complex, and all encompassing
creation, He thought out the most minute details, of how everything would work,
in order to accomplish His heartís desires. He knew that Lucifer would rebel, and
that later on Adam and Eve would sin. He put in place systems to deal with that.
He was not confronted by Ďsurprisesí.
Angels, who were made out of spirit would not die, but hell would be used to punish any rebellious angels. If hell did not work, they could ultimately be destroyed. When everything else failed to bring man into line, then Hell would be the final attempt to break man of his rebellion against his creator. If that failed,
man could also be completely destroyed at the last judgment.
I have explained this before.
The Eternal God wanted a very special relationship with man.
His plan was that He would dwell in them, whereas in the case of angels this could not happen, they were fully spirit.
He made man in His image, so that He could literally become one with them.
Thus we have At-One-Ment.
In the case of men, he made them so that they could die, otherwise when they sinned they would have an eternity of pain and suffering.
Man has to learn some simple but yet profound lessons.
1. The Eternal God exists.
2. The Eternal God has to be obeyed.
3. Obedience to His laws is not optional, but critical for the entire creation
††† to operate correctly and efficiently for His Peace, Joy, and Happiness,
††† to completely fill His creation.
††† This does not just mean observing certain days, or eating or not eating
††† certain foods.
††† It is much bigger and much more important than obeying these basic
††† instructions, which tell us how to live.
††† If we are not told what we should do how would we know?
††† Often we act like babies and put anything into our mouths, and slowly but
††† surely kill ourselves.
††† These are the critical things which are required of us.
††† It means considering other people as having an equal value to ourselves.
††† It means no selfishness, no ego, no pride, no arrogance.
††† It means consideration and care for the entire creation.
††† It means obeying and serving the Eternal God with joy, and not just tolerating
††† Him, because we have no choice.
††† It is not a business relationship, as most relationships are.
††† For many some sort of reward, is expected, because they believe that they
††† are good people, and they deserve it.
I will just mention in passing that the New Testament, which many people accept,
but they ignore the Old Testament, can be quite a scary book.
It is written to believers, not unbelievers, and the world at large.
It clearly tells us the spiritual and physical condition of believers.
It is shocking.
It is not good.
4. Is the Eternal God just being fussy by having all these laws?†
††† Are they there to test us.
††† As I have said they are critical. Here is the reason for my statement.
††† The Eternal God is 100% Holy, and this means that He cannot be in the††
††† presence of sin, whether it is the sin of Angels, or of Mankind.
††† Man would immediately perish, just like a moth would do if it flies into a flame,
††† if we were suddenly confronted by His presence, unless He gave us permission
††† to come into His presence, we would die.††
Man was given the organ of freewill, which gave him the ability to make choices.
It is a physical part of every individual.
Even a new born baby makes demands, and reacts as many adults do,
when he/she is ignored.
The Eternal God did not want any more robots.
He already had many of them with the rest of the animal, and plant kingdom.
Christ knew that man would sin, so He decided that He, in the person of Christ
would pay the price for manís sin.
The Day of Atonement is the remembrance of this momentous part of the plan of
the Eternal God.
A major problem, and it is quite a common one, is this.
The more that we are blessed, the more we rebel against the one who blesses us.
This is strange, and quite unbelievable, but it is absolutely true.
In ancient Israel on the day of Atonement there was a commanded assembly,
but additionally there were special requirements to illustrate some of what
I have just stated.
Aaron, the High Priest, could not just go into the Most Holy Place in the Temple any time that he felt like doing so. If he did that he would die.
The Eternal God said that He was going to be personally there.†
Therefore Aaron was coming into His presence.
Leviticus 16:2† And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother,
that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before
the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not:
for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.†
He was precisely told that he had to bathe, and put on the specified linen clothes.
He had no choice in the matter.
Leviticus 16:4 †He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh
in water, and so put them on. (I can add - That he did not die.)
Although Aaron was the High Priest, he had to atone for his and his families sins
before carrying out the ceremony. (I can add - That he did not die.)
Leviticus 16:6† And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for
himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.
It is only after Aaron had atoned for himself and his family, that he could go into
the Most Holy Place, where the Eternal said that He was in the cloud over the
mercy seat. He could then offer the incense.
In fact the Most Holy Place was out of bounds for others at all times.
Leviticus 16:12 †And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off
the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small,
and bring it within the vail:
Leviticus 16:13† And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD,
that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony,
that he die not:
Another translation says: If he follows all these instructions he will not die.
In Revelation we are told that the incense is mixed with the prayers of the faithful.
Revelation 8:3† And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Revelation 8:4† And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angelís hand.
The point is that sin cannot just be ignored.
Then there were two goats. One goat had to have all the sins of the nation spoken over it, this goat was then taken by a strong man far out into the wilderness,
and let loose.
The purpose of the day of Atonement was dealing with sin, until Christ came and literally paid the price for all the sins of humanity.
If this is so, then why bother with it today?
Because we easily forget the very important things, which we should remember.
I have explained previously that many events took place in eternity,
and they were subsequently brought into time and space at the appropriate time.
If this was not the case, as soon as Adam and Eve sinned they would have died,
because the Wages of sin is death, and that would be, The End.
Revelation 13:8† And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names
are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.† †
The goat that had all the sins put on it, was the scapegoat.
The other goat was killed to represent the sacrifice of Christ for our sins.
Leviticus 16:7 †And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Leviticus 16:8† And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
Leviticus 16:9 †And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORDíS lot fell,
and offer him for a sin offering.
Here are the details of what happened to the scapegoat.
Leviticus 16:21 †And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat,
and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:
Note that the scapegoat was taken by a fit man it tells us that sin is not something
with which to trifle. This goat was also taken to an uninhabited part of the wilderness, to make sure that the sins of the goat did not affect any people.
Leviticus 16:22 †And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Any contact with sin, or evil spirit driven people contaminates us,
thus the man who took the scapegoat to the wilderness had to wash his flesh,
before he was allowed back into the camp.
Leviticus 16:26† And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
We can see that the Eternal God views sin entirely differently from how we view sin.
We condone it,
We excuse it.
We applaud it.
We exalt it.
We even embrace it sometimes.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By Peter James from:†† www.peterjamesx.com†††††††††††† ††