Hebrews 1.1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,” out with the old, in with the new.
Why? Because all the law and the prophets were till Christ. Christ has fulfilled and expired the purpose of the law and the prophets. That kingdom expires and the Kingdom of God is at hand, that is for those willing to except the New law and the New Kingdom of The New Covenant and the New Law giver which is Christ, the new and living way that is diametrically opposite of the Old Covenant Law that was instituted with Moses to bring about death. To expose the walking dead and the whited seplechers even in our day and shelved by Christ who filled them to the Full to bring about eternal life, to as many as received Him. How many of the prophets did he fulfill and replace? All of them.
We are no longer waiting for the will of God some call modern day Israel, Jerusalem and the jew. You reject Christ it by doing so. You misinterpret scripture, or you make up excuses, but “the day that is coming now is”. Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day and now is the time for the conclusion of the gospel. There is not another great act of God to fix you but the gospel which is “the power of God for salvation on all and to all who believe”. The gospel is the conduit to convey these things. Our invisible imbecilic cord to the invisible God we call faith. That is right. By faith to faith. From “God who gives life to the dead and calls those things that do not exist as though they do”. And you know what? They do even if you don’t see it which is why you have to believe it. And so we do. We are the elect. The rest are hardened. Yes, even in and especially in our day. God has spoken. End of story. End of His-story. For us who are in christ, it is History. Old have past away, all things have become new. We who are mature in faith have exercised our senses to separate good grom evil, old and new.
Previous posts we explained the law is fulfilled, completed and expired. The Ministers of that law were the prophets. God used the prophets to speak to those who were under the first Covenant called the law. But because the law is done being in-efficacious because of those who live by the law there is none thst please God “no not one is righteous”, so too the prophets are done.
So now “there is one mediator between God and man the man Christ Jesus”. And because there is only “one mediator between God and man the man Christ Jesus”. And because He is the only begotten of the Father, being uniquely God and man, this qualifies Him to do so. So the prophets are now unnecessary. They were trained in the law to speak on behalf of those under the law. Because “the law made nothing perfect, “but the bringing in of a better hope did”. The law was added till faith came and without the law the prophets have nothing to say of any authority to us of the new and living way today. Because they spoke old covenant nomenclature to an expired system. “All the law and yhe prophets were till John”. That is it. The assembly line was broken with the carnal appearing of Gods Son. “Christ appeared and took away the first to establish the second”. He condemned the covenant of sin in the flesh. Tgst is ehy their is no condemnation to those who walk not in the old but in the spirit. (Romans 8) The old wine is not better. One covenant replaces another and the messengers of the first have no voice in the New Covenant now in force with the shedding of the blood of Christ. Even as the Lord said to Moses “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them ALL that I command Him.” Christ is that prophet who “speaks All” and needs no help. He does not receive the testimony of men, not those men. He is the one that precedes and supersedes the law that was added till faith came. The prophets spoke to carnal man in a linear fashion of future events to appear to the human eyes laid out on a calendar which culminates with the expectation of a visual king in an earthen city for which they were condemned.
So why do many today do the same thing? Woe is them! They were destroyed and put out of business. “You observe days months seasons and years. I am afraid I have labored in vain”. Why do you seek something of the week and begarly elements of the earth. They were all just parables because “without a parable spake he not to the people”. They were physical things given to add spiritual insight of the invisible in our understanding saying “see that you make all things according to the pattern on the mountain, at the burning bush as touching the invisible. Not with our hands, eyes or ears but in understanding. Which is why Paul said “be ye transfigured by the renewing of the mind” the house of the spirit. The vast expanse that is greater than the heavens because the heavens cannot contain God. But the renewed mind if the spirit can. Which is why the new covenant says “we are the temples of the living God” and need not the parable of the old to re-appear. For the Holy Spirit thus indicating that the way into the holiest does not appear while the old one is standing which is why Paul said to Cast off the bond woman and her son” bring the expectation of a carnal king in a visual kingdom called Jerusalem to the chopping block and rid yourself of such notions lest you share in her demise as truly being “the spiritual city called Sodom where our Lord was slain”.
Paul also called the old covenant the gospel of death engraved on stones and not the heart. The law is the vail that blinds saying “even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, who do not believe. Whose minds the God of this age has blinded. Yes the brood of vipers, whited seplechers, sons of satan who killed Christ and is seen today in those that reject Him in the same way. If you are expecting another coming Jesus to come save you and planet earth? You have the wrong savior. He is the imposter. “With all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive the elect.” That view is exactly what the Jews expected and still do today and with it carries with it the same penalty of judgment.
But to us the comforter “speaks plainly about the Father and not a figure of speech”
Faith being evidence of the invisible. Christ is that Reformation and need not come again to do so. In Christ all things are new, and not at 2nd coming. Hence the fullfillment and the expiration of all things old. The new is for us who walk in the spirit. In spirit and truth for “the Father seeketh such” and such are we. The Father rewards those who diligently seek Him” and we did. We the elect have obtained and the rest were hardened. Do we offend you? Then put off the old and put on the new.
2 Corinthians 5 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away (being fullfilled); behold, all things have become new. (The law, prophets, feasts and city) 18 Now all things areof God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ (not law), and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ (at the cross and not a 2nd coming) reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses (short comings defined by the law) to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Christ said ” You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Yet I do not receive testimony from man, he was a burning light you were willing to listen to him for a time”.
So goes all the prophets, “for a time” and that time is fulfilled. For this reason “all the law and the prophets were till John. That,s all folks. John the baptist in prison summarized his ability to understand the things of God when he said “are you the coming one, or do we seek another?” That mindset was cut off as you must do to receive what we are saying. “Even today in reading the law a veil remains over the eyes to those who are looking at the glory that has passed.
Till Christ came God only spoke to yhe people by parables for wiyhput a parable spake he not to the people”. Yge law and yhe prophets eere parables. They were fugures of speech. But Christ said “the time is coming when I will sleak to you plainly abouy the Father”
Hence the reconciliation. “I plead with you. Be ye reconciled to the Father”. The law is a tutor only to bring us to this point and expire the verse that says “when that which is perfect has clme, tgat which is in part is done away with.
Even the writer of Hebrews confirms the expiration with these words: the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. ” showing the expiration of the old way. If the old way still has importance in your understanding you cannot go into the Holy of holies but the writer of Hebrews confirms here again saying: Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.” If the old law and the prophets, it’s buildings,articles,city and feast have importance to you, you simply cannot enter into the Kingdom of God in Christ.
Paul who said that a veil blinds those under Moses. That “if our gospel is veiled it is veiled to those who are perishing. Whose mind the God of this age has blinded.” And there was none so blind as the Jewish leaders of whom Christ called “brood of vipers, sons of satan, whited seplechers, of whom the gloom of darkness is reserved forever.
Now back to our theme on the prophets of that condemned culture. The testimony that replaces the prophets now is as Christ said “We speak what We know and We testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If We have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if We tell you heavenly things?” We stand on the works of the prophets expired and laid like a foundation to stand on and build upon, building above. With Christ the Chief cornerstone the builders of that day and ours reject.
History is repeating itself even now. That monstrous thing called Jerusalem today resembles not the things of the scriptures but is a beast from the pit of falsely interpreting scripture as needing yet to be fulfilled. It rejects every aspect of the fulfilling of the true Christ and presents another with all lying signs if possible to deceive us the elect. A perfect lie that looks like the truth and uses scripture in a carnal way when “flesh and blood does not inherit the kingdom”. But some of us have. Jerusalem on earth which is spiritually called Sodom and Mezriam where our Lord was slain.
It was said of John the Baptist that “there are none born among women who are greater than he”. However he who is least in the kingdom is greater than he?”. That is We who are born again in spirit and truth. We are part of the amalgamation of the one. Echad! We are “the general assembly and church of the first born (reborn of spirit and truth). Those of us who have received the invitation of Christ who said “follow me that where I am you may be also. So We did. And “Father that they all may be one, as You, Father, in Me, and I in You; so We are, “that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. ” Do you believe? “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, infused and inseparable “that the world may know that You have sent Me,”..,. This is us the elect. The symposium of the spirits of men made perfect. To be “in Christ” and in Mt Zion, the Heavenly Jerusalem come down of God from Heaven made of living stones.
Testimony from man to man is that man is a linear creature bound by time and matter and needed tools for that cause that appealed to their senses of sight and sound of their carnal nature. Paul pleaded with these saying ” But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years. 11 I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.” These were linear thinkers like all dispensationalists. They are linear looking to an end but “we speak of that which is from the beginning. “The time that is coming now is!”
For such We have eyes to see and ears to hear of a different nature. Christ does not receive his testimony from man because time linear testimony does not testify to the Eternal, Invisible things of God anymore than an ant can read a blue print. Just as the Lord said he only “spoke to the people through parables and without a parable spake he not to them”, he was using these communications for linear creatures trying to Define Eternal, Invisible realities using the law and the prophets and that it did not work. Why? Because “there was none righteous, no not one”. The Jews did not hear the prophets but killed them all and the last messenger sent was the son in whom they slew. Then the result as seen in this parable “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Probably they will respect him when they see him.’ 14 But when the vinedressers saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15 So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy those vinedressers and give the vineyard to others.” And He did. Even John said to the brood of vipers “the ax is laid to the root of the tree to be thrown into the fire.
So in closing it is this simple. The law was added till faith comes, when the fullness of time had come God sent forth His Son born from a women to redeem those under the law. This is all past. Christ came to do the will of the Father. He takes away the first to establish the New Covenant with the shedding of His blood. To exchange the crown of thorns for Glory.
The first one is expired in purpose and principle. It has been torn down till “not one stone shall be left upon another”. There is no longer any purpose for any mechanism of that old covenant system to exist including the people, place, language, prophets, priests or feasts.
What then is the right language? They spoke in tongues of every language. In what place, Jerusalem? No! Wherever 2 or more are gathered their I am in their midst. What about building the temple? We are the temples of the living God. We are living stones built for a habitation of God in the spirit. What about the sacrifices. By sacrificing Himself He has perfected eternally all who come to Him. He has not entered the tabernacle made with hands but entered into the one eternal in the heavens not made by man but God.
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