Thieves And Robbers

Jesus said, All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers (John 10 8). All that ever came before me includes the law of Moses and the prophecy of Elijah. The law and the prophets did not lead the people to God. Rather they were a type and a shadow (or a schoolmaster) to point people to Jesus Christ. Because people believed they could get to God through the law (Moses) and prophets (Elijah) they were robbed. People ended up in condemnation and death. Let's leave condemnation and death and...

Law Or Grace

Can you worship God while you eat bacon Not under the Old Testament law because the law of Moses says pigs are unclean (Deut. 14 8). But most Christians keep some part of the law, if not about pork, then something else. They are sometimes called yardstick Christians. To them hair has to be so long, the sleeve a certain length or the hemline no higher than a set place on the leg. In one group a person cannot wear a bow tie, in another ties are outlawed altogether. Some places it is all right to...

Let God Bruise The Reed

After a while the storm of life will blow on the bruised reed and it will break. Let God complete the job -- not you Do not go back and try to hurt or harm that group. Do not say anything against them. You have more important things to do. God wants to pour more wine into you. Take care of your own wineskin, and let God use you. He wants to make you into a king and a priest (Rev. 1 6, I Pet. 2 8-9). You are going to come into your kingship -- you are coming to your...

Ten Commandments Or Four

The following study is a book within a book. It is written for those deep Bible students who want to know the difference between the laws that Jesus Christ gave for Christians to follow and the laws Moses gave for Israel to follow. Jesus told us to teach HIS commandments (ENTELLOMAI, GREEK). The Greek word appears in the New Testament only 16 times (One double reference in Young's Complete Concordance -- which is Luke 4 10, might cause the investigator to mistakenly think there are 17...

John The Baptist A Bruised Reed

Bruised Reed Shall Not Break

What does that mean A BRUISED REED shall He not break, and SMOKING FLAX shall He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto victory Matt. 12 20 . Matthew was quoting from an Old Testament scripture in Isaiah 42 3 referring to our Lord Jesus Christ. As a clue to find the answer, notice in Matthew 11 7 Jesus said to the crowd concerning John What went ye out into the wilderness to see A REED shaken with the wind Notice that Jesus connected John the Baptist with the symbol of a REED. Notice that...