Sunday, January 17, 2016
Should we read, follow and/or observe the Old Testament: VOLUME I
But, many will say the Old Testament is done away with, because it has been fulfilled. How can it be done away with? When was it done away with? In the series we will explore these questions and see how the Apostles preached the gospel...
Let us Begin with simple words from the Master during His conversation when He was correcting Satan during His temptation:
"And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." Luke 4:1-4
Pretty simple conversation, and an even more simpler statement; if a man eats only bread he will still eventually die. If a man eats EVERY word of God he will live forever.
Now my question is this: When Jesus made that statement; there was NO New Testament written. Jesus did not have the gideon New Testament Bible in His back pocket.
Nor did He have the gospel according to John.
Q:So then what was Jesus referring to, when he said Every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God?
A: The Scriptures (what we call the Old Testament)!
Why then would anyone ever have the audacity to ever say that the Old Testament is, 'done away with?'
How could it Ever be done away with, if Jesus is recorded as saying, by EVERY WORD of God does a man live.
The Conclusion of the Matter: Not only is Jesus telling us we should read the Old Testament, He said that man should LIVE by EVERY Word! Technically if there was ever a discrepancy between the Old and the New Testament, according to the fourth chapter of Luke the Old Testament should win.
Everything mentioned or that changed in the New Testament was discussed and/or prophesied in the Old Testament. The death of Jesus, the end of animal sacrifice, the bringing in of the Gentiles etc.
Read EVERY Word of God from Genesis to Revelation!
To the Law AND to the Testimony (Isaiah 8:20)
May the Lord add A blessing to the reading of His Word in Jesus name
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