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The Church in the Wilderness, part 5…

 I am tempted to do a study of what all this O. T. church in the wilderness went through, what was required, and their responses. Also, with that study, it would be needful to take an in-depth study of Moses because he said that God would raise up one like him.

But, not now. We have N. T. accounts/summaries which help us; especially yesterday’s “better” verses from Hebrews. You can take each one and compare it to the O. T. references to ascertain what is “better” for us – or just rereading them tells us much.

The church in the wilderness was not called and called out until after the covenant with Abraham. Abraham is considered the “father of the fathers” of faith. The law – given to the church in the wilderness – was added:

Why? Gal 3:19 “Why, then, the law? Because of the transgressions, it was added, until such time as the seed should come, unto whom the promise had been made, and was given in charge through messengers, at the hand of a mediator;”

Christ is the “seed.”

Gal 3:16 – Now, unto Abraham, were spoken the promises––and unto his seed; ––He saith not––and unto thy seeds, as of many, but, as of one––and unto thy seed, which is Christ: Gen 13:15 – for, all the land which thou art beholding––to thee, will I give it, and to thy seed, unto times age–abiding; Gen 17:7 – And I will confirm my covenant betwixt me and thee, and thy seed after thee to their generations, for an age–abiding covenant,––to become to thee a God, and to thy seed after thee;” (Rotherham)

Let’s back up a moment and remember to whom Galatians is written – “to the churches” (elect). Paul says he is writing them because there are some who are disturbing them by distorting the gospel of the Christ (the title of the coming Seed – Son – who has qualified to take the title deed to the earth and rule – of which He has offered the elect a co-rulership for 1,000 years). However, the elect must live out of faith! Faith is a lifestyle that pleases God.

Rom 4:16 Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

Rom 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. (This is important. Only in the line of Isaac belong the promises.)

Gal 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, (“believed” is in aorist, active tense – he believed as a one time decision and continued to believe, ie. Live by faith) and it was accounted to him for righteousness (same word as “just” in the original).

Gal 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

Gal 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed (“are being blessed together”) with faithful Abraham.


September 10, 2010 - Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately, Luke and Acts/Letters to Theophilus

1 Comment »

  1. WOW. That ties a lot of things together. You are indeed blessed with understanding above your teachers.

    I love you, Mayre.


    Comment by Bob Patterson | September 10, 2010 | Reply

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