Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Using the Law unlawfully

1 Tim 1:5-9
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; 7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

Dissecting this scripture. If the ten commandments of God are not obeyed to induce charity, they are not used as instructed in the New Testament. The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed. The law is but a shadow of those things which are to come in the new will of God. That is what a testament is, the will of a person or God.

A pure heart with a good conscience can only be obtained through the words of Jesus and those he gave to his apostles which make up the New Testament. Faith unfeigned is faith genuine, this means to have completely given oneself in sincerity to the teachings of the New Testament. Since the new reveals the old it is absolutely imperative not to miss what the New Testament is saying. Not knowing the revelation of the new concerning the old, a person can easily resolve to the ease of using the old without properly expecting to uncover the meaning by the new.

Some are proclaimed teachers of the law without any understanding of what they are actually teaching! How can this be? If a teacher is expounding the law on only surface level, not acknowledging the necessity of seeing the revelation, they teach the precepts as represented by the law, instead of what the law actually means through its types and shadows.

Types and shadows cannot be used for salvation. Jesus came to us to both fulfill the law and expound to his disciples the true and actual meaning. For any man to use a type and shadow for salvation is an unlawful deed and doctrine. Jesus was not born into the New Testament but into the old. His mission was to reveal the insufficiency of the old concerning salvation. The law cannot and never was able to bring salvation.
Rom 3:19-20
19 Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
The law is not made for a righteous man. The kingdom of God is not meat or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. For a man to be righteous before God he must have received the Holy Ghost and been born into the kingdom of God. So the law for this man has no value. On the other hand, those who are lawless need to be deterred from their lawlessness, for this the law was made.

Gal 3:22-29
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The law is simply a teacher and a learning element by which we are led to the real and fuller meaning. If a person is using the bread that was served for Passover without understanding and teaching of the precepts by New Testament revelation, they are misinformed and mistakenly doing so. They may not be knowingly doing evil, they may think themselves entirely within biblical guidelines; teaching a literal bread and literal wine must be taken. However this type of teaching is no different than that of the Old Testament. Although those in the Old Testament knew and believed that unleavened bread must be used in order to be obedient and in favor with God. In reality it means much more than this. Leavened is explained by Jesus as being the false teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees. The teachings of men without the revelation of what the bread and wine stood for. Of course we know the bread represents the word of God and the wine, the Spirit of God. But that is all they do is represent. They are no longer to be used because their purpose under law was fulfilled in Christ and on the day of Pentecost.

Jesus was still in the Old Testament teaching his disciples the meanings of the Old Testament types and shadows. He never meant for his disciples or those in the New Testament to continue what he did literally. In the Old Testament he did what the Old Testament taught, but in doing so he revealed the types and shadows and what they represented. So friend, do not use these literal symbols as articles of salvation. Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. Rightly dividing the word of truth.  

Matt 26:26-28
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

This is my blood: the wine represented the blood which is the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost was the life of Christ and the life of a saint. We are saved by his life, in more ways than one. One way is that he gave his literal blood for the payment of our sins. The next way is to receive of his Spirit which was shed forth on us at Pentecost. The Holy Ghost was the complete shedding of his blood. He had both literal human blood and the Spirit of God which is new birth blood. We are born again of the water and the Spirit because without it there would be no new birth.

The drink that they drank was not his blood of the New Testament, it represented his blood of the New Testament which is the Holy Ghost. The New Testament blood is the Holy Ghost. The bread that they ate was not the body of Christ, it represented the body of Christ which is the Word of God. Jesus was the word made flesh. We no longer eat a literal bread and wine in the New Testament. We eat of what the type and shadow represented. The bread represents his Word and the Wine represents his Holy Spirit.

Now those who serve a literal bread and wine are teaching confusion to their people. They are also mimicking the false church and its literal stance which they say is salvation. They serve a Eucharist and not the real bread which is the Word of God. They continue to have a literal priesthood which is against the teachings of the word of God. They have a pope which is against the teachings of the word of God in the New Testament. They light literal candles which are mere types contained in the Old Testament. They sprinkle water which is an Old Testament type and shadow. They have Mary for a mediator between God and man, but this is far removed from anything taught in Scripture. Instead they write their own laws and make their own doctrines. They fulfil the teachings of Isaiah 4
Isa 4:1-2
1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.2 In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

Those who have escaped from Israel: literal Israel needs to be escaped from. In the Old Testament Jeroboam and 10 tribe separated from Judah, David and the temple of Solomon, leaving Jerusalem they went to Samaria and worshiped calves at Bethel and Dan. Substitutes for the real thing which they left.

In the New Testament the false church separated itself from the true by refusing the spirituality of the words of Jesus and his apostles. They use for salvation the literal Old Testament types and shadows which were meant by Jesus and the apostles to be a schoolmaster to lead us to the perfect law of liberty found in the word of God taught by Christ and preached by the apostles.

The perfect law of liberty is the accepted will of God. The old law is not accepted as the will of God. Here is the example: From literal killing to thinking about killing in anger. The difference between the Old Testament and the new. From the literal act to an inward conviction. From performing an illegal action to performing legal thinking. Preventing ourselves from killing is good but not accepted of God. Preventing ourselves from becoming angry and speaking evil words against our brothers is the accepted will of God.

The only way to be right is to put on the Lord Jesus Christ and not to make provision for the flesh. This cannot be done by eating a literal bread. To remember Jesus and his death is to be faithful in church and the hearing of the word of God. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Fine linen is the righteousness of the saints and can only be obtained through hearing and obeying the New Testament teachings of Jesus and the apostle’s doctrine. It cannot be obtained by drinking a literal drink or eating a literal food. The false churches continue to use the law unlawfully and can never attain to righteousness nor put on the Lord by eating and then living by conscience. This is what the false church is doing, they are taking a literal bread and wine for salvation and then living by conscience. Only hearing the word of God can fully furnish the conscience with adequate information to live acceptable to God. Let us eat our own bread, literal bread and not the spiritual bread of the word of God which comes from Christ and his apostles. 

Matt 5:21-22
21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Why should Paul say he suffered trouble as an evil doer because he preached Christ raised from the dead according to his Gospel? The answer is this: Jesus was the truth and revelation of the law, Jesus taught a higher law than the law of Moses. His ways are not our ways, as the heavens are higher than the earth so are his ways higher than our ways. Our ways are conscience or obeying the law of Moses, his way is the revelation of those things. Jesus raised from the dead because his perfect law was obeyed instead of the imperfect law of Moses. The perfect law is higher than the law of Moses, as the heavens are higher than the earth. The actions of those who obey the perfect law are higher than those who obey a conscience only influenced by the law, the imperfect law. This includes conscience. We cannot serve God by conscience. Conscience failed in Cain who was a type of Israel. 

2 Tim 2:1-9
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Except he strive lawfully
Every minister should be striving to be approved of God. When this ceases to be, the word of God is not searched sufficiently for a man to obtain the mastery or the place or platitude of teaching and approved of God. Except a man strive or fight for that which is lawful, he cannot be crowned. The word of God must be sought to have these revelations opened to us. If a minister uses the bread and wine unlawfully as do the false church, he will not receive his crown. The truth must be told and taught concerning the law and its fulfilment.

Rightly dividing the word of truth
The Old Testament begins with Genesis and ends in the book of Acts chapter 2. How can a minister not see where the New Testament begins? How can a minister not see that the words Jesus spoke at the last literal supper were not supposed to be literally replicated in the New Testament for salvation? The false church says eat the bread and drink the wine or you are an heretic. Millions have been killed because they refused to acknowledge the literal bread and wine as the body and blood of Jesus which would bring them salvation. As a matter of fact I have never heard a message from anyone that uses the abomination of desolation. Why? Because most ministers do not know what the abomination of desolation is. Short form, taking the literal bread and wind replaces what God intends to be salvation and it is an abomination to him. It is an abomination because the literal eating of the bread, instead of eating of the word of God by the mind, produces an unfruitful and desolate life. A life devoid of those qualities and attitudes which will gain eternal life. Jesus proved believing and obeying the word of God would produce eternal life. He overcame death and the grave by being obedient to his perfect law. He now expects us to put on the Lord Jesus Christ by obeying his word. Those who take a literal bread are simply following the false church and are somewhat in agreement with the abomination of desolation.

When men believe themselves saved by such an abomination they will never reach the place to enter into eternal life. They think the bread and the wine guarantees eternal life and it does not. This is why it is such an abomination unto God. I receive a communication from a person on face book whose husband is in the ministry. She said she loved our site because it represented holiness as necessary for salvation. Without holiness no man shall see the Lord. Without the perfect law of liberty and the knowledge that it must be believed and implemented into the life, holiness cannot be obtained. The law does not and cannot produce holiness, the literal taking of a bread and wine cannot produce holiness. Obeying the conscience is not enough to produce holiness, being as good as I one can be is not enough to produce holiness. Only the perfect law found in Jesus words and be attitudes, the teachings of the apostles can holiness be found. If a minister cannot see this, he is in danger of not being crowned as a master or teacher.

The only way out of the flesh is to escape into the Spirit through faith in the word of God given to the apostles by Jesus.
Rom 8:1-8
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

The perfect law of liberty is just that: it frees one from the bondage and condemnation of sin in the flesh. The law of the Spirit is the perfect law of liberty, this Jesus presented to us when he came in the flesh to condemn the law and sin from the law in the flesh. In replacement he gave us a law which would free us from the condemnation the law could not get us free from. The plot thickens, now we see how using any portion of law for salvation is using the law unlawfully.

To be carnally minded is death. If you see only the carnal and think to use it for some sort of spiritual occurrence, that is death. To use the bread and the wine literally are seeing they must be taken literally is carnal thinking. The thinking which does not see nor comprehend the meaning. What the law could not do because it was weak through the flesh. How was it weak through the flesh? The law could not bring a man or woman to maturity or perfection. Taking the literal bread in remembrance of what happened in Egypt was a wonderful thing, but it by no means changed the partaker into anything like Christ. Christ is the living sacrifice we must become. A literal bread and wine cannot do this. The law was weak through the flesh not giving sufficient instructions and knowledge to attain any further than the conscience.

They who refuse the baptism of the Holy Ghost and the apostles’ doctrine remain in the flesh and cannot please God. Those who take the literal bread and wine of the law cannot get out of the flesh and into the Spirit.

The carnal mind is the mind which sees only the necessity of taking the literal and carnal. This mind is an enemy of God. Leave this mind and enter into the spiritual mind which sees the bread as the preaching of the word of God without the need to drink or eat anything. The kingdom of God is not meat or drink. Romans 14:17 but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Is it accurate to say that if I am in the Holy Ghost by obedience to the word of God, I have been made righteous? Yes! Eating or drinking does not make me righteous. Eating and drinking places me in the abomination of desolation and produces a false sense of salvation. Leaving me in deception. I believe this is the gospel which must be preached in all the world for a witness, before the end of the world can come.

Matt 24:14-17
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Submitted by: Pastor WJ Davidson