We have being taught that each time we come to the house of the Lord, we come to receive His blessings, but we are also untie to surrender and give counts, and so the Lord can manifest His glory in our life. We must lay aside all weight and sin to be able to search the holiness.
Judges 21:25 ESV In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Death to Life
We have been taught that the Blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin, and His Blood covers those sins which are evident for those who surround us, however, for those which are not visible, but deeply inside us, and because our garments could be soiled, believing that are clean; and therefore, we should analyze if in reality we have gone from death to life and examine our interior.
1 John 3:14 KJ2000 we know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loves not his brother abides in death.
Approaching the Lord's Table Effectively
During our Christian life, we should procure to be near the Lord all the time; and one way, is to approach His table effectively. This means, to approach Him with the correct attitude, and for that we should know which those attitudes are.
To approach in order
Exodus 40:4 KJV And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.
The Abomination of Desolation
To be able to teach about this theme, we should explain some things before; one of them is that Daniel was the one who received the first, so called revelation, and that it is having its fulfillments in parts, meaning, not all at one time. When the first fulfillment happened was when Antiochus Epiphanies entered the temple to do blasphemy with the sacrifice of a swine in the Holy of Holies. Another partial fulfillment was done in the year 70 D.C., when Vespasian entered Jerusalem and destroyed the temple. The third time will be when our Lord Jesus Christ comes in His second coming, but it also exists another fulfillment in the church, though the Word lets us know that Israel, as figurative of the church of the Lord, meaning us; and that whatever happened to those people, in Biblical talk, will be as a figure for us. Then, let’s look at a text which speaks of the abomination of desolation, where the Lord is telling us, to ask Him for the revelation of its meaning.
Matthew 24:15 KJVCNT When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand :)
We should notice that abomination causes devastation, meaning that this abomination attracts the devastator. Let’s look to the same text in a different version
Love the Medicine
Song of Solomon 2:3-5 ESV As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love.
We have heard some people say that they would die if they lose their beloved one, but when she is gone it does not happen. Sometimes we express things that come out from our heart but are far away from reality, and many times marriage goes through periods of sickness and difficult moments to face, but the Lord gives us the medicine to come out from that condition.
Deceptions of the End II
The hope the bride Church of the Lord Jesus Christ holds is to be able to see Him face to face, and we understand that moment is getting closer and closer every day to be fulfilled; however, while we wait, we must continue to exercise our secular responsibilities, just as we must continue to get ready, spiritually speaking, for the moment of the parousia. There should not be any reason for us to lower our guard, instead we ought to act as watchmen, and to stand firm in the sound doctrine of the Gospel, to avoid for us to be dragged by the wave of deceptions appearing even with a greater impetus in this ending time we are living in.
In the first part of this study, we explained one of the deceptions the Church would be facing at the end of the ending times is false doctrines emerging, which the enemy of our souls pretending to make us apostatize from our faith. We also broadly expounded which are the enemies of our faith, described in the Bible, and the modus operandi of the same.
The Fruits of David III
We, as Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, are living the final time when we are seeing the restoration of David’s Tabernacle; in the Bible where this restoration is described we read that king David had fruits, we associate these fruits with his sons. David had 19 sons; six of them were engendered and saw them born at Hebron and the other thirteen at Jerusalem. We will continue describing David’s sons, understanding that when talking about his sons we are talking about the fruits we need to have at the restoration of David’s Tabernacle.
ESV Genesis 13:18 So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.
The Fruits of David II
We have to understand that at the beginning, God dealt with humanity in general and not with a specific group of people, since Adan, Seth and Abraham were not Jewish and through them God made promises to humanity; He paused this dealing and took Abraham, gave him offspring in a supernatural way where Isaac came from, Jacob’s father, to whom God changed his name by Israel and there God started to deal with a chosen group of people, however Israel rejected God; so God told them Israel that they were no longer His people. In the New Testament, after Jesus’ sacrifice at the Cavalry’s cross, a parenthesis is opened in the deal God had with Israel, so He could start dealing with the gentiles where two people, Jewish and Gentiles; He created one the Church of the Lord.
The moment in which God will finish His treatment with the Church, the dealing with Israel will begin, in the 70th week of Daniel, when they will become again His people. David is a shadow of what happens to us, the gentiles that reached the promises that were destined for us. We see that David did several things that were not convenient; for example used an ephod that was a garment used only by priests from the tribe of Levi and David was from Juda’s tribe; David eat the bread of the proposition and this was only allowed for the priests that entered to the Holy of Holies place; and even he dared to do something even more daring that was to carry the Ark of the Covenant to his house which place was inside the Tabernacle, at the Holy of Holies place so if someone wanted to see the Ark must be the priest of the Holy of Holies place and only once a year could enter this place, but David made a tend next to his house and there he placed the Ark of the Covenant, so when he wanted to praise he praise directly at the Holy of Holies place without dying for God’s presence.
The Fruits of David I
God made His people to announce His greatness and not to be silent what we have lived in Him, however we have to analyze our love level to God and we test this by checking our behavior. A measure to love to God is worship therefore we do not have to resist entering in the worship movement that God wants from us. A person that avoids to worship; for example arriving church at the moment of the word or giving more importance to praising rather than worshiping. We have to understand that the worst enemy of Excellency is what is good, because this causes to get comfortable and do things well and do not reach the Excellency that God wants. If we apply worshiping and praising, we say that one enemy is worshiping is just stay in praising. Praising is vital, it is good but we must move forward to worshiping, because the Father seeks for worshipers, this means that the worshippers are not seen, so God moves in the middle of His church, checking us to see if we measure as worshippers and delight His heart with our worship.
The Two Sins of Israel
The Lord always fulfills the necessities of His people, because He promised it; however He wants us to trust on Him and walk by faith. When the people divert their sight from God, they start to dig ponds of water for themselves, at the end it seems to be unpleasant for The Lord.
Jeremiah 2:13 AMP For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which cannot hold water.