Your perceptions of me are so ridiculous and false, it's not even funny.Amen and Thank You Drew.
It is ironic and then he will post about his anointed saviour. I dont think he knows what his anointed saviour did but I know what mine did. If he would take his eyes OFF himself long enough to see this is EXACTLY the sin that God will not forgive. He only states FACTS abouts Jesus but does it sound like he really BELIEVES Jesus and what He has done for us with His Death, burial and especially, His ressurection? God Bless You Drew
What you fail to realize is that I'm aware of the fact that I'm only able to accomplish what I can because of what was done for me, on the cross. What you also fail to realize is what it was that was accomplished even before the cross that assists in my personal efforts, and then what was actually accomplished on the cross. All I'm about to share with you can be proven by scripture.
My anointed Savior, even before the cross, taught the spiritual understanding and proper application of the law. He did this because Israel failed to recognize these things. Instead, they relied solely on the literal interpretation of it. In this, they refrained from committing adultery, but they continued to lust in their hearts. They would refrain from stealing, but they still coveted in their hearts. My anointed Savior had to, first and before anything else, expose Israel to their error. In it's for this reason we read of him saying, "You have heard by them of old time...but, I say unto you..."
As it's written, Israel was given the law so that they can learn the difference between righteousness and unrighteousness. And while they were learning, they were given sacrifice. Sacrifice served to provide grace to them so that when they missed the mark, they could be forgiven and reconciled unto Father. And as long as they were making a valiant effort to learn righteousness and refrain from sin, sacrifice allowed them a righteous standing even when they missed the mark. And it was expected that as Israel became righteous, they would teach the nations what they had been taught. But, a problem grew.
Israel began to slowly disregard the law and to rely solely on sacrifice for this righteous standing. After time, the only law Israel seemed to care about was sacrifice. Because of this, the most High began to despise sacrifice, Himself, and vowed that sacrifice would be taken from Israel. The prophets warned Israel of this, but they ignored the warnings. The prophets explained that the most High desired obedience and not sacrifice. Israel ignored this, too. Even captivity and destruction only changed Israel's stance temporarily. All in all, though, the most High became more than fed up with Israel's disobedience. Something had to be done.
By the first century, Israel was entirely lost. They were as far from what the most High expected of them as they could be. And in comes His son. His son began to teach the remnant their error and to show them what was originally expected of them. He showed them how their forefathers failed. He was also preparing them for the fulfillment of prophecy; that sacrifice would soon be taken from them. And it was.
His son became the ultiimate sacrifice for Israel. His sacrifice fulfilled the prophecy and the law, so no longer could Israel rely solely on sacrifice for a righteous standing. Now, they were forced to learn the law, again and as he taught it, and to remain obedient to it. But, this became a stumblingblock to Israel. They couldn't imagine any other way to be forgiven and reconciled to Father other than what was prescribed in the law given to Moses. Many of Israel rejected this new method, but their rejection didn't make the expectation null and void. What was expected of Adam was still expected of Israel. And us.
If you need more to explain this, let me know.
Until next time...