14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:Romans 2:14-15 (KJV)
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;
Written on their hearts – According to Paul, the Gentiles have the law written on their hearts. The proof of this is that the Gentiles “do by nature the things contained in the law.” So the logic reveals that if the law is truly written on our hearts, then we should be doing the very things the law says to do.
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The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the Lord, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.Exodus 35:29 (KJV)
Willing – My premise is this. If God knows and has seen every choice we will ever make, then we have no choice, no free will. If I am presented with a choice of A or B, and God has already seen that I will choose B, then I cannot possibly choose A, otherwise, I make God a liar.
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For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.Matthew 18:20 (KJV)
Two or three – When two or more people gather together in the name of Yeshua, He is there among them. I’ve heard this verse used always in reference to two or more people praying together. It carries such a strong, beautiful picture of unity and community. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that accurate.
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Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.Galatians 3:19 (KJV)
Transgressions – We’re so quick to say, because of Israel’s transgressions, the law was given. But have you ever noticed that the mention of Israel is missing? The transgressions don’t have an owner in this sentence. So whose transgressions is Paul referring to?
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But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.Ezekiel 18:24 (KJV)
But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness – Concepts like predestination and once saved, always saved provide complacency and a false sense of comfort in life. When we read from Ezekiel who spoke the words of God, the words he uses make us so uncomfortable. Maybe this is why very few read the Old Testament anymore.
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A sufficient amount of aviv was not found in Israel to declare this new moon as the beginning of the new year. This year will end with a 13th month. The next estimated visible new moon will be April 6 dictating the dates below.
Updated on 4/8/19 with correct dates!
|Sighted new moon||April 7|
|Passover||April 21 (sunset)|
|Feast of Unleavened Bread||April 22 – 28|
|Feast of Weeks||June 16|
This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.Exodus 12:2
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the month of Abib the Lord thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.Deuteronomy 16:1
And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?Numbers 20:10 (KJV)
Rebels – There are three major water crisis in the desert and all three have something in common – Miriam, the sister of Moses.
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And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.John 20:28 (KJV
My Lord, my God – This is one of the most quoted verses used to justify the Trinitarian doctine. And without further examination, I’d say it’s pretty good proof. I mean if this is accurately what Thomas said, then how can I argue? But what if it’s not exactly what Thomas meant?
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We know that the offering of Yeshua as a sacrifice can be symbolically attributed to all the various Levitical offerings outlined in the Torah. In this, we recognize the work of Yeshua and value His purpose for being sent. This doesn’t mean that Yeshua did away with the sacrifices of old, but rather that He was symbolically a manifestation of them in a variety of ways.
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And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.Exodus 6:20 (KJV)
Father’s sister – When many of us are placed in positions of authority, it often times goes to our head. We become enlivened with a bit of power. Our faith in our own works becomes apparent, and we begin to see the world as just a bit lesser. Even people become objects by which we obtain our goals.
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