Thursday, May 12, 2016

DAVID/JESUS- AND HIS MEN. Teaching the boys by the Lexington Plus- we have music for this one! another radio show from days gone by [I broadcast these- and Many others- on KCTA RADIO for about 20 years- hope you get stuff from them]

Matthew 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.

Matthew 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
Matthew 12:3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
Matthew 12:4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
Matthew 12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
Matthew 12:6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
Matthew 12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Matthew 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Ok- This week was another spur of the moment video- was with some of the crew at the mission- and said ‘you guys want to do a quick teaching by the Lexington’- and off we went.

Part of the reason I want to at least do one video with all of our ‘former’ home groups- is so people that saw all the pic's/posts this past year [I posted lots of our meetings] can get a feel of how we did it.

Plus of course I plan on making a video- doing a post each week.
I will not always write a full post for these because I have taught most of these subjects- and already wrote the posts- over the years.

But- for a short re-cap- I talked a bit about Jesus as the fulfillment of the promises of God made to King David.
In the video I quoted the story were Jesus was defending himself and his men against the accusation that they ‘picked corn on the Sabbath’.

I always liked this story- because Jesus – as he often did- quotes the Old Testament scriptures back to the religious leaders [who were so legalistic that they couldn’t see that all their devotion to the ‘bible’ was actually obscuring their ability to see Christ!].

He does this often in the Gospels.

So- he replies ‘have you never read what David and his men did..’ [Watch the video for the rest].

Good stuff- Jesus is our King and High Priest- and he has made us a nation of priests- yeah- go ahead- pick the corn- even on the Sabbath.

Next post/video I’ll try and talk about this a bit more- but the Sabbath was a type of the Day of Rest/grace- which is now fulfilled in all of us who believe.

Because we are in this Rest- we have ceased from our own works [trying to please God thru our efforts- the law- man’s systems] and we are free in Him.

This theme runs all thru out the bible- and we keep catching glimpses of it-  The apostle Paul would say things like who can comprehend these things- our minds are so finite-

If we excel in LOVE- that’s the closest we will ever get to truly seeing these deep truths.

We can not fully grasp them with human wisdom.

Oh- on the way to shoot this video- we stopped at Rock City Church- they have a clothing thing for the homeless.

So- I browsed- picked up a nice plaque- it said ‘wisdom comes from the journey- not the destination’.

So- I said ‘cool’ and quoted a verse I use often in prayer ‘WISDOM BUILDS THE HOUSE- UNDERSTANDING ESTABLISHES IT- AND THRU KNOWLEDGE ITS CHAMBERS ARE FILLED WITH ALL PLEASANT AND PRECIOUS RICHES’ [I actually have this verse- along with about 20 others- painted on a board in my yard- it fell down a while back- I nailed it back up the other day].
A few people heard- and I repeated it.

Now- I’m going longer right now than I thought.
I also pray early in my yard in the mornings- I have a makeshift baseball diamond that I stand in- its cool- you’re up early- in this ‘field of dreams’.

So- in the service at Rock city church the pastor mentions the verse- how it’s a key verse to him.

I was quoting it a day or 2 before on the church property- then he says ‘I had a dream last night- about a baseball field in a back yard’.

Yeah- I was in ‘that field’ a few hours earlier- ‘building the house’.

Isaiah 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

1Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Corinthians 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Corinthians 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
1Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
1Corinthians 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Corinthians 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1Corinthians 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
1Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
1Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
1Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
1Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
1Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
1Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
1Corinthians 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
1Corinthians 10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
1Corinthians 10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
1Corinthians 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
1Corinthians 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
1Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
1Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Isaiah 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
Isaiah 47:8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
Isaiah 47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Isaiah 47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
Isaiah 47:12 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
Isaiah 47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
Isaiah 47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

Over the years out of all the sections of scripture that have been the most significant- I would say Isaiah- chapters 49 thru the end have probably ‘spoken’ to me more than any other section.

Most of the times I never focused on these few that I copied here- but the last time I read this section- God really spoke to me about the danger of man’s wisdom- and the lack of the fear of God that we see- not only in ‘the world’ but especially among the people of God.

Though these above verses are not in keeping with the video of the week- Yet if I were to say ‘what is the word’ for the week, this would be it.

God is challenging Christians to SEE that his word takes precedence over all the systems of men- no matter how well meaning these systems are.

God often calls his people to ‘come out of Babylon’ meaning we need to renew our minds to his word.

What we often do- is we seek the wisdom of men to justify our actions.

When we do this – it is an affront to God-

The bible says God is ‘jealous’ over his people.

So- for this week- read these verses- see the ways you might have unconsciously rejected the counsel of God and replaced it with the ‘wisdom of the world’.

It’s a process- note how God tells us that his word- council- is supreme- and the other things we seek after [magic arts- etc.] are false replacements for the true wisdom of God.

Note- as I typed ‘These verses have nothing to do with this week’s video’- I had a funny feeling- like maybe they do?
I checked the post before ‘posting’ it.
Sure enough- I was wrong.
In the above verses from Mathew’s gospel- Jesus says ‘they ate the showbread’- that sustained them.

I mentioned the MANNA in this week’s video ‘bread from heaven’- In revelation 2 it speaks of the HIDDEN MANNA- wisdom of God in Christ.

Sure enough- this does indeed apply [you figure it out].

Revelation 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
Revelation 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Revelation 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

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