Witchcraft and worship’s wasteland

People trained in being saved, whether one is in peril at sea, on the busy highways, or just walking in one’s neighbourhood, are rare indeed, especially when the sun is recently risen to light up the dark places of the human heart.

Christ everywhere is light in a dark place

The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Matthew 4:16

When Christ was born sages came from outside of Judea to worship him and God warned them to avoid the local king who wanted to kill the newborn king. They must have wondered how Judeans could have been so disinterested in a person of Christ’s stature. I do.

And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Matthew 2:12

Ancient spellbinding selftalk

The practices they had followed were obviously focused on human things that did not make a person acceptable to God. Both Jew and Gentile has to jump through hoops to get any where close to the suburbs of fellowship with God. It was all human because if God was in it would it would mean salvation, not the types and symbols of salvation. What one said to oneself in ancient Israel did not change common things into sacred or make the physical things into spiritual ones.

It is common to see law and life connected in what seems to be a causative relationship. The Psalms and the Proverbs seem to make that connection.

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Proverbs 6:23

We know that no such arrangement ever existed. No one ever got saved because they kept the law. The matter is out in the open. It hardly needs interpretation.

The prison is no longer a threat

Let no one bully you about the law. It was written to deal with sin. It is not a tool for righteousness. It does not serve or belong to the faith journey. The righteous need no law.

This is not a lamp

Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

Galatians 3:21

We know no law that ever gave life or righteousness.

It is hard to see how faith and law are related, and we can see how faith had nothing to do with Lazarus waking from his sleep, or law with person dead in trespasses coming to life.

If you like prison and juvenile discipline (tutors and nannies) you will be a law lover. Pity!

But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Galatians 3:22

Things Unchangeable You Bought

God wrote ten words! That’s it, folks. The rest of sacred literature is the product thievery and robbery, temporary and subject to human whims. This is part of a mantra belonging to people in death’s shadow who think they are God’s exclusive lamp.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Isaiah 45:22

God did not write Isaiah 45:22 with his finger but if one does not “look and be saved” one’s condemnation and perishing is assured apart from a thousand violations of law and prophetic judgments.

No one Needs to stare Perpetual Condemnation in the Face to be Saved

Who wants to be condemned? Certainly not the saved. Proof that all people are victims is readily available before we read or hear what the law and the prophets say.

Now we know that everything said in the Law is addressed to those who are under its authority, in order that every mouth may be closed, and the whole world become liable to the judgement of God. For ‘no human being will be pronounced righteous before God’ as the result of obedience to Law; for it is Law that shows what sin is.

Romans 3:19-20

Fingerprinted and blinded

But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

2 Corinthians 3:7-8

Spotlighting and sighted

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6

The contrary handwriting

So you love the handwriting more than you love God? You do not know what parts of Scripture are hostile, and bring condemnation and death? That’s incredible. You do not know what parts of Scripture are beneficial and bring hope and life? That’s incredible too. No child of God needs to hear “not”, “not”, “not” to stay alive. Who wrote what is no secret and who gets life is not rocket science.

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Colossians 2:14-15

The stone inscribed handwriting gets eclipsed by a person. The Messiah does not turn things over to Moses and the prophets. Yeshua’s face is light, but Moses’ face is a dim ember that points to blindness. Handwriting will never trump atonement.

Whaddya know! Look what you bought!

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,

1 Timothy 1:9

Are you stealing?

God knows the answer and you who teach others to stop doing whatever the law says we should never do should either say what God says or do what the law requires. Plead guilty.

“Guilty as charged” suffices

Now we know that what things whatsoever the law says, it says to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Romans 3:19