Guest Monday, Jan 24, 2022 @ 7:48 am
No Priesthood in the world in a line of men the House of Arron is no more!
Beware of men in the clergy, playing God. From the Elder: Old Church of God of the New Covenant we are that church people one can read about in the scriptures- 1 Cor. 1:2- Gal. 1:13- Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13 Eph. 2:15-21. We do teach that Jesus is the only High Priest for the human kind. One should ask should we tell it to a man or to the savior, the will of God for the people of this world is to not let a human be your priest, but that we have only one and that is Jesus. Heb. 4:14-15 We also teach that every person who is saved from their past sins is of the Priesthood of Believers no matter what church group they are in as long as they are saved through Jesus as the savior. Heaven already has redeemed us from the sins of Adam and Eve, and has given us the only way to be forgiven for our sin. The question is why would anyone seek to receive another way to what God has already given us, that is strange in itself? Heaven has already sent us a savior, and Lord, why would men and women seek someone else for their forgiveness. It can only be the work of the devil. Men can’t do this job anymore. Blood was to be placed on an altar for the sins under the old Covenant, they were placed on the blood of Christ under the New Covenant. It takes the savior and we all can come to Him for this. Men have sold to this world what God has given to us all for free. We have the right to come to “the living stone” that was rejected by men, but was chosen by God and precious to him. The word precious really means “there is nothing like him. ” That is our privilege. We have the right to continually come to Christ and God through him. Listen to what Hebrews 4:15-16 says: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need Humans who say they are the priest hood today are the work of the devil not of God, In the New Covenant, God’s temple is the living people of God. This is what 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 said: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body Throughout Scripture, God seeks to inform believers about how truly special and privileged they are. In Ephesians 1:3, we have every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. In Romans 8:17, we are co-heirs with Christ. In the beatitudes the Kingdom of Heaven is ours and ours alone (Matt 5:3-11). After the beatitudes we are called the salt and light of the earth (v. 13, 14). God wants his children to know how special they are, so they can live out this high calling and these high privileges. We must continually renew our minds to know what God has done in us (Rom 12:2). This is especially important in a world that cannot properly evaluate our worth and in fact persecutes us. First Peter 2:4-8 is no different. This passage trumpets the honor and privileges of Christians. In fact, when it says in verse 7: “Now to you who believe this stone is precious”, Jesus is our advocate and the only one for humankind. The Levitical priesthood passed away (Hebrews 7:11), but Christ was made a Priest after the order of Melchizedek; and by virtue of their union with Him, His people became a holy priesthood (Hebrews 10:19-22), offering, not the burnt-offerings and meat-offerings which were figures of the true, but the spiritual sacrifices of praise and … it did. It could not be more clear! If we take our sins to Jesus Christ we will receive forgiveness, but if it is a man who we pay to forgive us Hell was made for such things. Anyone today can keep the sabbath, anyone can keep a Holyday, anyone can pay the tithe, because God has removed all of them from the salvation living in the human world, just like when Moses died the devil wanted to go into His body we see the devil in the keeping of what God has fulfilled when we took away the old covenant. It take a born again person to live all the days of their life with the mate God has joined them to, when their people never did such a thing, it takes a born again person to stop looking at the prettie women and see it as a sin just as Jesus says that looking is a sin Matthew 5:28 Looking at a woman’s body, clothed or unclothed, with a heart of lust, is sin. People who want to keep their minds and hearts pure must develop self-control and a greater desire to please the Lord than please themselves ( 1 Corinthians 10:31 ). Men will talk about Hollywood as if they are better than then, and this is good enough but it is not Hollywood, not the church or the clergy. The New Covenant, It’s all new and better, Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13. Heb. 7:11–12: If then perfection was through the Levitical priesthood, then why would there need to be another priest who will arise according to the order of Melchizedek and not of Aaron? Note: the people were given the law along with the priesthood. For this reason, when there is a change of priestly office, then there must also be a change in law. Elizabeth, a descendant of Aaron, was selected by God to be the mother of John the Baptist, the great prophet who would prepare the way before Jesus Christ. Luke 1:5 says, “There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. ” Elizabeth was the first woman mentioned in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 1:5). In his account Luke is especially prolific in including stories of people, including many women. In a society that had a rather low view of women, Luke’s recognition of three important women (Elizabeth, Mary and Anna) in the beginning of his book, and many more in successive chapters, shows that he and Christianity respected all people regardless of their status or gender. Let us never forget that we are the sons and daughters of God, equal in His sight with differing responsibilities and capabilities assigned by Him and given access to His priesthood power. Elizabeth is the first person in Luke’s Gospel to refer to Jesus as Lord. Elizabeth, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, referred to Jesus (who was in Mary’s womb at the time) as “my Lord” (Luke 1:43). In a male-dominated society, some no doubt found it startling for Luke to document Elizabeth as the first to utter this profound truth. Those men in that world and the world we live in today who want to abuse women hate this teaching, because of the freedom Jesus came with for women. Most people quickly read over this passage and don’t realize what is being revealed. Zacharias, John’s father, was a priest of God. To serve as a priest in the temple, one had to be of the tribe of Levi and, more specifically, of the Levitical family of Aaron. And clearly we see that Elizabeth was also in the house of Aaron. Here is a married couple with a profound lineage—both were from Aaron’s priestly family. And this John says His work was to stop and the work of Jesus was to go on. All of this so the old covenant covenant priesthood could come to an end. In God’s original plan, the firstborn sons were to have been set apart as priests. When the Lord spared the Jewish firstborns in Egypt, He designated them for this special role. Unfortunately, when the Israelites created and worshiped the golden calf after the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, the only tribe that did not participate was the Tribe of Levi. It was then that the firstborn sons lost their set apart status, and it was transferred to the Levites. “And, behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren” (Luke 1:36). The Bible stated that Mary and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, were cousins. While this appears to be a clear cut answer, there is more than meets the eye as to how Mary and Elizabeth were related. Elizabeth was of the tribe of Levi. “…and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth” (Luke 1:5). Mary was of the tribe of Judah. “To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary” (Luke 1:27). If Mary was of Judah, it seems that Mary’s father would also be of Judah. Therefore, it is possible that Mary’s connection with Elizabeth was either through her mother or through Elizabeth’s mother. Sin that is allowed in our lives will cause us trouble. So how do we deal with it? 1. Confess it—1 John 1:9 take it to the savior who is Jesus and is the only way to the salvation that God has given this world, all other ways are from the devil, and just a dog and pony show. 2. Forsake it—Proverbs 28:13 stop doing what you are doing. 3. Separate from it—2 Corinthians 6:17 remove one’s self from whatever it is that takes us into sin. 4. Be accountable for it—James 5:16 sin is a choice that is made in the flesh. It is the person responsible to repent as God gave us Ezek. 18:1-22 whoever sins has to repent for the sin they did. Until next time the Elder. Let no man get between you and the next life with God, men love to police the salvation that God give us when we bring ourselves to Him, John 3:16 is to all and anyone who will just believe on Him and come as you are to Him, ** John 3:16 is like fishing but He catches us and He cleans us, when we seek the forgiveness He offers us. Reply