It is a popular option to have some things in the Bible designated as permanent, and the ancient traditions of Israel are usually treated as such. Secular governments like to think of their legislation as permanent and unchangeable too. We have to admit without hesitation that antiquity alone does not make anything commendable or permanent. “Old is right” is not tenable. With the arrival of John the Baptist people began to take note and even change their minds. It is at the intersection of kingdom and people where we see the complete unraveling of authority
Advancement often means change
A few important signs of progress will help us establish the pattern of progress and change.
- Promises to Abraham
- Covenant of circumcision
- The Sinai covenant
- The Palestinian covenants
- Inheritance rights for women introduced (Numbers 27)
- The general practice of sacrificial offerings
- The Solomonic kingdom
- The prophet (Deuteronomy 15) and the messenger of the covenant
- Jerusalem and Gerizim
- Types and shadows
- Truth and sincerity
- Discrimination and the Gentile world
A kingdom of priests is a recipe for corruption, inconclusive rounds, and offscript marketing
A strange phenomenon greets us as we follow Yeshua and his disciples on their final tour of the Holy Land. To say the apostles were castles of knowledge and experts in anything is to admit that we are reading some other source. Their situation, as the end approached, resembled more and more the shattering of our Sunday or Sabbath school comprehension as the truth about Yeshua comes to centrestage.
Mark 9:32 provides information that shows that not only Peter, identified by his convictions that the Nazareth was the Christ and that the Christ could not possibly be the victim of abuse or murder, but the entire crew preferred to be silent rather than ask “What are you talking about?” Once our Lord began repeating his predictions the passion the best of heaven’s plan was unacceptable.
They didn’t understand what he meant and were too afraid to ask him about it.
Neither seeing all those miracles nor hearing all those teachings prepared them for the passion. I suppose we are not very much examples of being hip. We all have the Holy Spirit living in us and we are still not paying attention to Yeshua. We have our backs to him as we face the avalanche of Jewish tradition, the propaganda of secular authorities, and our own incompetence and fear of the Father’s love.
Our adulterous streak has puffed up our pride to the place where the last thing we want to be corrected. What are you talking about when you tell about your closer walk with the Saviour of the world? What does your breakthrough moment hold? More confidence flipping?
Do we look like you are ready to tell Christ what his fate is while we are afraid to look into Scripture and get our convictions shattered? If we are convinced that the answers are not worth it, then we should drop the Bible and the pretence of Bible study and just say and believe whatever comes to mind.