Who is Satan and Who is the OT “God of Israel”?

In this article and intense study, we will answer the mystery question of “Who is Satan”?  and also the question of “Who is the God of Israel in the Old Testament?”

who is satan?

Who is Satan? Is he the enemy of Jesus or his servant?

Could they be related?  Let’s see.

Dear friend and lover of the truth.

I am going to share something that I have been sitting on for more than 6 months now. Today, I sense it is time to go public and “come out of the closet” with these powerful, yet shocking truths God has been revealing through his written and living Word only and not through any external teachings of man. I truly believe we really are in the very last days and are ready for the shocking truth that scripture reveals.  I pray you are ready to stand in the TRUE faith when he appears and not shrink back.

If you have been brought up and believed all the common teachings of Christianity, (which I was) you may be GREATLY dismayed at what you begin to see as you carefully examine the scriptures yourselves instead of merely listening to other’s teachings and believing what they tell you. (Be sure to use a more literal translation like NASB or ESV and stay away from more less literal translations like NIV or the like. Biblegateway.com is a great site as is biblehub.com and blueletterbible.org.)

I know I was very shocked when I first saw the things I am going to share. I walked around in a stupor for a week or so. There was much FEAR the first few days, but after that, amazing peace settled in as the truth begins to set you free from within your heart. Fear is only in the outer man or the false self of the “flesh”. There is no fear in love and perfect love casts out fear. So, if you fear while reading this, simply stop and ask the Lord to drive the fear away. Then, go and do what he says. He will wait on you. He is VERY patient. If you have any fear, it won’t last and will be replaced by true inner peace who is Jesus himself.

Some of you know my story a bit.  Really, who I am is NOT important.  What is important is that we have and know the TRUE reality within us and can walk “according to the Spirit”.  However, in the fallen body, it is important to our outer man who “recognizes me according to the flesh” and thus judges my message as “worthy” or “unworthy”. I will share some of my story in order to hopefully build some credibility and you know where I am coming from. I want you to know I am a “normal” person (whatever “normal” looks like) with a family, a home and a small business helping individuals and small businesses with computer technology.  I love helping everyday, average people understand complex technology.  It gives me great pleasure when the “light-bulb” goes off and they often say I have a gift of being able to see abstract ideas and explain them in an everyday normal way.  I thank the Lord for this as it gives me great pleasure to do this.

I grew up in a Lutheran Church and attended others as well as a child. I “kind of” knew God and did believe he was “out there” and that someday I would be “with him”. Well, in hindsight, I realize I didn’t know him at all until he baptized me in the fire of the Holy Spirit. According to Mark 9:49, we ALL will be “salted” or purified with fire. This is God’s holy, refining and purifying fire.   I have written about this before.  Just do a search on “God’s fire” on the site.  Mine started as a small child growing up in the home of an alcoholic mother who could be very abusive when drunk. I didn’t suffer as much wrath as some of my older brothers did, but it was no picnic. There was abuse, abandonment and neglect of every kind and when I was seven, she died. I carried a lot of pain around for decades always feeling I grew up with a huge part of me missing not having a mother.

Without knowing this, in my “twenties” I attempted to fill that void in relationships with women. I was really searching for a mother but couldn’t see it. Finally, one came along who was equally wounded as she was looking for someone to “mother” and we fit together like a perfectly BROKEN jig-saw puzzle. The first few years were fairly good but then things started to get very tough around year 4 or 5 and then crumbled around year “7”. I knew something was not right from the beginning, but couldn’t figure out what it was. It only got progressively worse as the deep sliver that was embedded into our hearts began to fester. Food and drink would keep the pain away for a bit, but then even that would stop working. I kept searching for answers as I was always open to virtually anything.

Towards the end when things were very dark, I “stumbled upon” a friend who with his wife took me back to God. I had nothing to lose as I was staying with my brother at his house in an agreed-upon separation. I know the problem was inside of me but didn’t know how to fix it. So, I took the plunge and asked God to reveal himself to me. I started going to a larger, non-denominational Church and enjoyed it most of the time, but it wasn’t until 8 years later that God really WOKE ME UP from within!

Eventually, the marriage was ended but by that time, we had two small boys and I started bringing them to Church. They fought it most of the time. I know in hind-sight that because of the family I grew up in, I was under DEEP law. Any family with abuse, alcoholism or neglect in it is going to be a family under law and guilt. The focus will always be on behavior which always produces guilt and shame. This was the very sliver that was deeply embedded into my heart. I began to see as God prepared to wake me up after 8 years of being a “Christian”. He kept leading me to Romans 5-8 with special emphasis on chapters 7 and 8. I remember in January of the year he woke me up, that my main prayer was “Lord, I don’t know how to walk in the Spirit, please show me”. I had totally surrendered to “trying” as all the things I tried to do failed. No matter how much prayer, bible reading, church attendance, volunteering or anything else I did, did not help. They may have made me feel good about my self and my own works for a bit, but none of them healed the deep wound inside. Only Jesus could do that and he was about to speak to me in the most powerful way imaginable.

Yet he also works in very simple and subtle ways too.

One weekend after helping a friend move I was about to leave. He handed me a book and said “You should check this out as my girlfriend gave it to me”. He knew I loved to read and search for truth and believed truth was much larger than we were taught. I looked at the cover and saw that it looked like a sales motivation book such as one from Zig Ziglar or the such. I had given up on those types of books as I spent 5 years in computer sales in the 90’s and read many of those types of books. “But, one more won’t hurt” I thought and gladly accepted it. He said hesitantly “It’s all scriptural… but there is something “different” about it that I can’t figure out…check it out and see what you think”.

I took it and went home.  I have always been open to ANY idea that came along.  I think I learned a while ago to start to listen with my heart and not only my mind.  I am so glad for this.

That was the one thing God used to OPEN my EYES to the truth of who he is and WAKE ME UP INSIDE!

A little book given to me very casually by a friend.

I remember a day or two later lying in my bed and started to read it. I didn’t get far until I realized that THIS BOOK IS DIFFERENT! It was by a Pastor on the other side of the world. Somewhere around page 9 or 10 I was COMPLETELY DUMBFOUNDED! I stopped and stared at the ceiling and my heart was going crazy LEAPING FOR JOY! I was in a stupor because I KNEW DEEP INSIDE what the person was sharing was true. My own heart had been telling me these things at times in the 8 years I had been a Christian. This was especially when I began to take the Word of God seriously and began to study it myself alone and think about what it said. I believed it was true, but what I was often taught on Sunday in Church was the opposite of what I was hearing in my own studies.

Then, this pastor and book was totally confirming why my own heart was beginning to tell me.

I can’t begin to describe the IMMENSE JOY and POSITIVE FIRE that flowed from within! I was on an HUGE mountain top experience for months and begin to see his Word in a WHOLE NEW WAY. A completely new picture began to emerge from inside. This was totally different from what others taught on the outside. For me, it all began with a single verse. One that I KNEW in my heart that what was commonly taught was NOT TRUE. Sometimes, I would try to share what I was hearing about it, but I was quickly talked down into believing the “commonly accepted” meaning of that verse. I relented but never gave up. Neither did God.

He used this book and ALL the circumstances of my life to bring me to this place where he could finally reveal the TRUTH to me.

He REALLY WAS GOOD and he REALLY IS LOVE!

He loved me no matter what my outer behaviors and actions were. He loved me even when I hated myself and was filled with shame and guilt which btw, often was stirred up and reinforced from the common teachings or doctrines of “the Church”. If we feel we are not “walking with God” then we need to “double our efforts” and “spend more time in prayer or bible reading”. Maybe even do a fast.

Do you see how the religious answer of the external man is always “me doing more” instead of understanding the truth of Christ’s FINISHED WORK more and learning to trust him?

That is because the external man is under law and he is compelled to always do.  However, I was so tired and worn out.  I had been trying to “do more” all my life.  It wasn’t working.  I had given up.

I now know I was right where God wanted me.   “Doing more” is the very voice of the ministry of the Law and DEATH!

You may be shocked to find the law or “doing” out of self is the very ministry of condemnation and DEATH! 2 Cor 3:7, 3:9 When God revealed this to me, I was SHOCKED because I knew why I was often condemned and full of guilt (or shame) no matter how hard I tried to “change myself”. I am not a lazy person and have worked hard in my life, but righteousness can NOT be earned in any way. It’s a free gift and I already had it. I just didn’t know it.  It was totally HIDDEN from my (natural) “eyes”.

Here is what the Lord revealed to me and it was shocking at first.  Even after 8 years of being a dedicated “Christian”, going to church, volunteering, tithing, etc.  This hit me smack, dab in the FACE.

I simply did NOT believe the verses as they were plainly stated.

I was operating in unbelief.  Even more scary yet, was that I was being taught to do that BY MY CHURCH!  This was a “normal”, “mainstream”, “standard Christian doctrine” Church!  It is NO different than any other one I could find in any city in America.  Our current Church is a “church of the natural man” or really, the Church of the Old Covenant with some “new” covenant grace mixed in.  It’s only a matter of the amount of “mixture” or “leavening of the law”.  This is what the religious mindset of the outer man teaches.  Sadly, this is deeply entrenched into the teachings we call “Christianity” and are taught to us every Sunday.

But, times are changing.   The truth is appearing FROM WITHIN US!

Now, I am going to share some things with you that may sound offensive if you attend a Christian Church.  Please know that I am not angry at any person who teaches these things.  I am very angry AT THE DARKNESS they are trapped in.  On the contrary, I want them to SEE the truth and be set free from religious bondage of the law and the powers of this present age and world.  I want them to stop seeing sin and death everywhere as the law causes us to do.  God is revealing the truth that will set us ALL from the religious bondage and unbelief of the scripture that the current Church teaches.

I want them to SEE CHRIST! Maybe for the first time!

Now, that may offend you. If it does, please consider asking your heart why it offends you. Remember, Christ or “truth” is a stumbling block and an OFFENSE to those under law. If you become offended there is a good chance you may be hearing from Christ and he wants to reveal a deeper truth to you.  He may want to destroy the blinding religious bondage of the outer man we have all been trapped in for so long.  Will you listen and allow him to?

Try not to close yourself up. Please sit and listen to the words I share and think about them and not me the messenger. I am totally unworthy of anything on my own, so let’s get that out into the open right away as that’s a common objection.  I pray you would listen and think about what I am saying.  Please dig into scripture and journal what you hear.  The Lord will speak the truth if you listen.

Also, make every effort to believe the scriptures as they are plainly stated.  If you can’t, ask the Lord to help you with this and wait on him.  If you don’t understand a verse, put it aside and ask the Lord to show you what it means. But, don’t toss it or disregard it. Keep it in a “holding pattern”. God is MUCH BIGGER than we know or have been taught. He can do ANYTHING he wants. Things BEYOND our wildest imagination. But, never forget that he is very GOOD and he IS LOVE. If you need to be woken like I did, he will often use SHOCKING things to wake us up. He also uses the law to do this. If I had a choice, I’d rather be shocked because the law is the ministry of death and condemnation via sin. If you don’t believe that, skip the parts below where we ask some questions about the law. Look at what he says in those powerful verses like 1 Corinthians 15:56 and 2 Corinthians 3:7 and 3:9. Once you have looked at them, now believe they are true. This is the part I was missing. I simply didn’t believe God at his Word.

Well, God took me on an AMAZING journey in the years since he has woken me up from within. The Bible is NOT THE SAME by any measure. I see things I can’t even explain, but I still try. I want everyone to see the TRUE freedom they have now. But, most resist, especially those in the (outer) Church many go to on Sunday. People think I am crazy and all my “church friends” have turned away and want nothing to do with me. I don’t mind. The same thing happened to Christ. Also, verses like those in Galatians that say “those of the flesh will persecute those of the Spirit” give me much comfort.

They may have given up on me, but, I don’t give up on them.

I love them all and want them to see they are under law and help them to see their TRUE freedom in the Lord Jesus. Their minds are still veiled to the new and TRUE Covenant found only in Christ. That is what the law does – blinds us to Jesus. I will continue to take every risk the Lord wants me to in order to get them to see the truth. I don’t care how foolish I look. As I share these things, they feed me life from within.

On some days I see only grace and find deep rest.   On other days I feel STERN warnings coming from within to warn those under Law of the WRATH TO COME.

Thus, in the past 6 months I have become very concerned for what we call “the Church”. I have become convinced that most of the doctrines they teach are law-based and originated from the outer man who is in darkness. They are not from Christ and Jesus calls them “traditions of man that nulify the Word of God”. Mark 7:13. Yet we follow them blindly often without searching the Word ourselves for truth! I pray you are NOT that way my friend. I pray the Lord has spoken to your or WILL speak to you now so you will hear him FROM WITHIN YOU. He alone is our teacher and we don’t need a man to teach us if we do have his anointing within us. See 1 John 2:27 and ponder it’s true meaning.

It doesn’t mean we stop listening to all external teachers, but the written AND LIVING Word inside us is always the final answer.

And we MUST STOP being afraid of deception.

Anyone who is afraid of deception does not truly know God.  They believe that somehow Satan is as powerful or even MORE powerful than God.  The Bible destroys that lie.  God’s very WORD HE SPEAKS IS TRUTH and he simply need utter a word and SATAN could be DESTROYED in a FLASH!  Satan is God’s servant as you will hopefully soon see.

Friend, there is more deception being taught on Sunday than anywhere else.

All law-based teaching is ultimately deception because it produces blindness in us. Think about it. What is “deception”? It is something that blinds us from the truth.

 

Well, what does God say in the following verses about the Old Covenant or the law?

 

in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Cor 4:4

But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. 2 Cor 3:14

Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 2 Cor 3:15

They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Eph 4:18

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing 2 Cor 3:14

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life 2 Cor 3:6

 

Friend. It’s time we are honest and face the truth in the Word. It’s time we change our minds and agree (repent!) with what God’s Word REALLY says.

The law produces BLINDNESS in us. It puts a veil over our minds so we can NOT see Jesus. Those who teach law and the Old Covenant are blind teachers. They are “the blind leading the blind” as Jesus spoke strongly about. Pride is always at the root.

Here is the amazing part. Whether a person is under law and believes to some extent they can fulfill the law or if they are under law and condemned with shame and guilt, THIS IS THE SAME PRIDE at the root!

Pride is ALWAYS the root of guilt because as some level it is about ourselves instead of Jesus whether we believe “we” can fulfill part of the law and “please God” or whether we give up and condemn ourselves with guilt and shame. BOTH ARE PRIDE as they both point to “self”.

That is what the law does!

It always points to self and always condemns self. It always uses our pride to do this.

A person who can’t take a compliment is under guilt, shame and ultimately PRIDE. This used to be one of my struggles. Growing up in a law-based family that was focused on outer behavior caused this in me. My “self” was greatly damaged and I would often be thinking bad thoughts about who I am. I could NOT accept any compliments and ESPECIALLY could not accept the amazing FREE GIFT of the perfect righteousness of Christ. In a sneaky, hidden way “I” needed to earn it. But, since I knew I couldn’t I gave up and simply condemned myself.

This is the law at work. It bolsters the hideously hidden self to come under law and God’s wrath.

I say praise the FATHER for he has been RELEASING ME FROM THIS! Once he revealed to me that it was my own PRIDE that was keeping me in bondage, I began to be set free. I can now accept the complete FREE gift of the 100% righteousness of Christ as my VERY OWN right now. I am without sin completely. Also, I do NOT EVEN SIN! My outer man or “the flesh” does because he is under law, but my true being who is my inner man has been “circumcised” or cut away from the outer man completely. This, my friend is the TRUE circumcision! It’s a separating of the true self inside from the false self of the outer man. See Romans 2:28-29 and Colossians 2:11-14!  Very awesome VERSES! EVERYTHING the outer man does is SIN according to the law. He will always SIN according to the law, but even all HIS sins have been atoned for and are inside the very body of Christ where there is NO SIN!  1 John 3:5 and 2 Corinthians 5:21

Friend, the outer man is dying.

This whole world is dying as it is also part of the outer “man”. The outer man and the current “form” of this world is under law and will be completely destroyed. All things under law will be destroyed unless they are God himself. Only God himself does NOT sin as only HE can fufill the perfect demands of the law. I hope you now see who your inner man REALLY IS!?! I hope you are beginning to see who’s son you really are!

Are you a son (or daughter) of God?

If you believe so, look at this verse:

For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God. John 5:18

Friend. I pray you hear from the Lord on this most powerful verse. If you are born again in the Spirit and God is your father then your true being IS GOD HIMSELF! He is the LIFE that is inside you working its way outward. It is his life that is “swallowing up death” in the outer man under law.

However, those under law and living “in the flesh” of the outer man will NOT believe this.  Our outer man who is “the flesh” is blind to faith. An unbelieving person in the flesh may even become offended. This is pride my friend. Pride wants to always earn it to give credit to self and not to Jesus who did it all for us. I pray you will hear these words and think about them.

So, this brings me to one of the most-deeply entrenched doctrines of Christianity.

It asks the question “Who is the God of Israel”? but also “Who really is Satan?”. As I began to dig deeply into the Word myself when I was asked to leave the Church, these questions began to appear to me often and an immense deep hunger for the Word and REAL truth began to consume me.

Jesus told us that “no one has ever seen the father” yet Moses and the elders saw “the God of Israel” in Exodus 19. If it wasn’t the father of Jesus, then who was it? I knew that God can NOT lie and is 100% accurate and 100% detailed so I was very excited to find the truth. I am also a very scientific, logical person in my outer man. I know that God can not defy logic or any truth of science or natural law. Somehow these ALL must reconcile.

What I found blew me away!

Let’s look into it together by asking a series of questions and then finding the scriptural answers. If what we are taught does NOT match, we need to discard what we think and go solely with scripture. If we find seemingly competing verses, simply set them aside and wait for the Lord to speak to you. He will make it clear to you as you yearn to see more of him. He promises that if you “seek you shall find” and if you “knock it shall be opened to you”.

Strangely enough, the devout Christian may be interested in the question of “Who is the God of Israel?” but everyone is interested in the question of “Who is Satan?”

What if they were one in the same?

Sound’s blasphemous, doesn’t it?  It did to me.   For now, however, let’s keep the focus on the Christians and ask the question of “who is the God of Israel that Moses and the elders saw on Mount Sinai?”

Who is the “God of Israel” that Moses and the Elders saw on Mt. Sinai in Exodus 19?

 

This is the God who gave Moses and the Old Testament Israelites the Law and Commandments at Mt. Sinai. Let’s see the verses in Exodus.

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear like the sky itself. 11 But he did not lay a hand on the leaders of the Israelites, so they saw God, and they ate and they drank. Exod 24:9-11

The “God of Israel” is the God who is the giver and administer of the Law of Moses and the Ten Commandments written on tablets of stone. We are taught by religious tradition that it was the father of Jesus (the great I AM) up on the mountain that gave Moses the law and they were seeing up in the mountain.

There is a HUGE problem with that. The very words of Jesus:

No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. John 6:46

And the Father who sent Me, He has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form John 5:37

And.

No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. John 1:18

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us 1 John 4:12-13

who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen 1 Timothy 6:16

Jesus himself tells us when he arrived that no one has seen the father except he himself who came from God. Wow. Plus, John is very clear in 1 John 4:12 that “no one has EVER seen God”.

If it wasn’t the Great I AM who is the father of Jesus, then who is the “God of Israel” who is up on the mountain? Was it Jesus himself?

Not according to what Jesus also tells his disciples.

Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father ‘? John 14:9

and

The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me John 12:45

Jesus is the exact and perfect representation or image of God. Jesus says that if we have seen him, we have also seen the father and that if we see him, we are seeing the one who sent him. Thus, we can conclude that it was NOT Jesus himself up on Mount Saini giving the Law of Moses to Moses and then visiting with the Elders.

Wow, what a mystery! This is one that the Lord has been revealing for well over a year now to me personally and the answer is very shocking.

This is one powerful revelation that is going to shock us when we see the truth that has been hidden for centuries. Praise God he is revealing the truth to us in these special days and times. I pray the Lord will lay out a very indepth set of points to show us exactly who the “God of Israel”. Let’s remember that no one, myself included, can believe these things unless God gives this belief to us as many religious bondage and strongholds in the outer man must be destroyed. I pray that the Lord will reveal these most powerful truths to each one of us and set us free. I walked around in a daze for about a week when I first saw this and didn’t tell anyone for months. I believe it’s time to “come out of the closet” and reveal the truth so we can see and know the real God who is the father of Jesus.

Lets ask a series of questions or make various “points” and then find the answers directly from scripture. We are free to believe whatever we want, but personally, I recommend that we believe scripture as it is stated even if it goes against what we have been taught. From all these points, I hope and pray the Lord will open our hearts and unveil our minds to see the truth that will set us free!

Let’s review basics: What are the two Covenants?

The two covenants are two realities or ways that man can see both God and himself. The Covenant of the Old Testament Israelites was called the covenant of law and it required you to perform in order to receive. If you were perfect forever with no mistakes, God would bless you. If you made one mistake and “transgressed” God’s perfect law one time, you were cursed forever. No one could be perfect, so all were cursed on this covenant of law. The curse was the curse of death. God gave the Israelites a “safety valve” when he instituted a sacrificial system where the transgressions or “sins” could be attoned or “paid for” temporarily through the shedding of blood of an animal. This “sacrifice” would temporarily cover the sins and wrongs of the people, but had to be repeated over and over because no one could perform the law perfectly.   These sacrifices served as a REMINDER of sins instead of erasure of sins.  Check out the powerful verses of Hebrews 10:1-4.

For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins Hebrews 10:1-4

The law and it’s required sacrifices could not cleanse our consciences but INSTEAD did the OPPOSITE and actually REMINDED US OF SINS.  Do you see how the law feeds us condemnation via guilt and shame?

The New covenant was put in place by Jesus himself when he came and gave his body as a ONE TIME ETERNAL sacrifice for ALL SINS of ALL PEOPLE for ALL TIMES.  Friend, please park here for a bit.   Please see the word “eternal”.  What does that mean?

Does it not mean outside of time or for ALL AGES?

Yes it does!

The one time sacrifice of the body of Jesus was for ALL times and ALL AGES!  It is not limited to this age like we are taught by Christian traditions.  It is for all ages even those after this one.  Look at the TRUE redemption that Christ achieved for ALL PEOPLE of ALL TIME.

and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption  Hebrews 9:12

Friend, please don’t allow anyone to teach you anything else.  His one time sacrifice was for ALL sins, all people of ALL TIMES.  Most importantly, it was for YOU. It was an ETERNAL redemption he “obtained”.  Please think about what that really means.  Then, think about what we are taught on Sunday.

His sacrifice was PERFECT and did NOT need to be repeated ever.  There is NOTHING more we have to do.  It’s done.   He completely paid for all the sins of all people and God does not recognize ANY wrong behaviors as “sins” by any people anymore whether they “believe” in Jesus or not. If he did, he would be unjust because then Jesus one time sacrifice was NOT perfect and God can not demand a payment twice for a wrong. Because God is outside of all space and time, he tells us we simply need to believe him that he has REMOVED all sin of ALL TIME for ALL PEOPLE. He is there with us right now at the “end” where we are completely and totally without sin. That is how he see’s us and he commands us to see ourselves and others this way too. This “New” Covenant is so impressively amazing that all sin has been removed and God commands us to simply believe it. He will make it appear when he wants it to.

According to Hebrews when Jesus himself instituted the New Covenant it was called the TRUE reality or “truth”. The old Covenant was only a shadow of the truth and not the truth itself. The Old Covenant was only an image and not the actual substance. It was the foam on the soda you pour and not the actual liquid.  Please don’t drink the foam.  Drink the liquid itself!  Christ put in the true reality and he has replaced the law completely and totally. The law has been fully replaced as it was only external and the new and TRUE reality is from within. The law and all outer things are passing away and will be fully gone soon. We will then only see the new.  We begin to believe and “see” this as truth NOW in our own hearts.  I pray your heart is leaping for joy with these word.  Please listen to it as it is Jesus himself!

However, our outer, natural bodies and brains are under the old covenant of law, but our hearts and true spirit man is under the new covenant of grace AND truth. While in this body, we can only see and walk in the new reality by faith.  True faith does not see what it hopes for nor does it TRY TO MAKE it a reality by doing something. It only believes it ALREADY is true right now. This faith is the very faith of Christ who is the very spirit man inside of all of us.  It is not faith “in” Christ!  That is OUR OWN FAITH of the outer man.  No friend, it is the gift of the very faith of Jesus coming from inside you. God did this work himself at the cross and the entire first Adam and the ministry of law has been FULLY replaced with the TRUE reality of love, peace and joy in Christ. Christ has fulfilled ALL law and God is very pleased. God placed the entire first Adam into the last Adam who was Christ himself. God is very pleased with everyone who is in Christ who simply believes these truths. Anyone who is still under law is under God’s wrath and this acts as a tutor to lead them to Christ and come under the new and true covenant reality. Gal 3:22-26. It is a most excellent idea to review Galatians 3 and 4 as Paul does an EXCELLENT job explaining the two covenant realities. Here is a link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=gal+3-4&version=NASB

He sums it up in this most excellent way by reminding us of Genesis 21:10 and Galatians 4:30.

Cast out the bondwoman and her son, For the son of the bondwoman shall not be an heir with the son of the free woman.”  Galatians 4:30

 

Ok, let’s continue trying to answer who is the “God of Israel” that Moses and the elders saw up on Mt. Sinai. Again, I will ask a series of related questions and dig for the answers in scripture.

 

Which mountain did God give Moses the statutes and ordinances?

 

Was it Sinai? That is the common tradition and the Bible does talk about Sinai, but there is a mystery at work here. Let’s see what God says.

“Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel  Malachi 4:4

The Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might perform them in the land where you are going over to possess it.
15 “So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, 16 so that you do not act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth. 19 And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven  Deuteronomy 4:14-19

Wow, see what mountain the one true God says he spoke to Moses on?

Which mountain was it? Horeb or Sinai?

Once again, in classic God style, he tells us two stories together.   One for the righteous and one for the unrighteous.  Which one is true?

Could it be both?

Could “Horeb” be the TRUE (spiritual) or higher realm mountain of God and Sinai is the “mountain” or lower realm ruling location of the “God of Israel” of the Old Testament? I believe that is what scripture teaches if you study it carefully. I have concluded that if Sinai is mentioned, it’s the “God of Israel” of the Old Testament or the God of the lower realm physical Israel (this world) under law and slavery. If it is Horeb, it’s the One true God and this is a spiritual mountain that reveals our TRUE freedom NOW no matter what we still see with our physical bodies or daily experience. Its the difference between “present Jerusalem” (Sinai) and Jerusalem above (Horeb)! See what Paul says about this in Galatians 4.

Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman. 23 But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. 24 This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. 25 Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children  Galatians 4:21-25 

Did you see what he just said in verse 25 above?  Amazing.

Paul tells us the most SHOCKING thing. Those born from Mount Sinai are slaves. Also, which Jerusalem does this refer to?   Why? They are under law and the law always makes a person a slave to sin and kills them. See 1 Cor 15:56, 2 Cor 3:7, 3:9. That is what the Law does to man – administers death to them. Are you sure you want to be under the law and commandments?

Now, look at the powerful thing Paul says of these who believe the true Gospel and have been born again in the Spirit.

So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman  Galatians 4:31

The free woman is the hidden Jerusalem who is “above”, the New Jerusalem who comes down out of Heaven at the end of Revelation. It is very important to not come under the law as it always administers death and condemnation to us. Christ HAS set us free completely and we are totally free from ALL SIN right now. We must stand in that promise and truth. Paul reminds us this in the very next verse:

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery  Galatians 5:1

What is this “yoke of slavery”?  I pray you already know the answer.

It’s the Law and the Commandments!

Dear friend. When your pastor or teacher tells you to “obey” or try to do what the law or the Ten commandments say, or even teaches them to you, he is unknowingly trying to put you under a yoke of SLAVERY! Look at his very next CHILLING couple verses for those who come under the law (and commandments) which Paul calls receiving “circumcision”.

Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. 3 And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. 4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace  Galatians 5:2-4

Friend. Please do not try yourself to fulfill the law or live under it at all or you completely nullify the power and grace in Christ for yourself.  You will be SEVERED from Christ! In Christ there is no self effort or works. It’s all a total gift! Much of Hebrews warns of this as well to those who are coming under law seeking their own righteousness instead of submitting to God’s righteousness which is totally free. The writer of Hebrews calls this “trampling on the blood of Christ” when a person does this. See Hebrews 10:18-31 for these chilling words.

Now, if you are trusting SOLELY in the righteousness of Christ and know that you have the exact same PERFECT righteousness as Jesus NOW apart from any thing we do or don’t do, then these words will not scare you at all.  But, I can tell you that I personally see no one who does that with some exceptions of those who have had extreme hardships in their life.  All are under some type of works and I am very concerned especially for those in “the Church” following the standard teachings of Christianity.  They are not the truth found in the Word.  They are Old Covenant law and this will cause a person to receive God’s wrath not grace.  A person has to go through HELL in order to finally and fully surrender. You will rejoice with the truth and want to spread these words to others who are still under law and do not YET KNOW the truth! Most WILL fight you though and persecute you as they have worked hard to try to obtain (what they perceive to be) righteousness by something they did. It’s all blindness on their part as they are still asleep and need to be woken up. That is what the law does. It blinds us to the truth and puts us into the sleep of death. I will share more on that below under the question “How does the Law of Moses produce death in us?”  It’s very important we wake up and see this.

It’s also important to note that only Moses could see the form of God and the rest of the people couldn’t. Was this God the father of Jesus?  Let’s look at this from another angle.


Can any man look upon the one True God the great “I AM” and live?

 

We know that Moses and the 70 Elders saw the “God of Israel”. Was this the one true God who is the father of Jesus? Let’s look at it from another angel and ask the question “Can anyone look at the one true God and live?” Let’s see what scripture says.

But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.”  Exodus 33:20

Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”  Exodus 33:23

who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen  1 Timothy 6:16

According to the above verses, man can not look at the TRUE God and live. However, we know that Moses and the Elders did see the “God of Israel” on the mountain. He confirms this in another spot in Deuteronomy when talking about that day.

“These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me. 23 And as soon as you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders. 24 And you said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live. 25 Now therefore why should we die? For this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, we shall die. 26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived?  Deuteronomy 5:22-26

The Israelites call this being “God” too and they lived after seeing him.  Can this be true given what the verses above in Exodus 33:20 and 1 Timothy 6:16 say?  Also, please notice all the aspects of “fire”, “darkness”, “anger” and “wrath” during this time period.  Is that what you think of when you think of “love” who is God’s very essence?
Let’s explore some other aspects of the Old Testament and Old Covenant of the Israelites so we can arrive at a solid conclusion of who the “God of Israel” is on Mt. Sinai.
As you know, the “God of Israel” gave Moses and the Israelites the Law and the Ten commandments written on tablets of stone. Remember the word “stone” as that is very important. Right after this time, he instituted the animal sacrificial system to cover and “atone” for their sins.

But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!” 21 Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; 22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”  Exodus 33:20-23

I have concluded that the “God of Israel” with the elders is NOT God’s “face”. It is a being acting on his behalf he calls his “backside”. You know why no man can see him and live? Because when they do, they will DIE as a man and become one with God! “Moses” who is a type of our undegenerated spirit man under law can not see God’s face. This is why he was not allowed to cross over the “Jordon” or death into the promised land. Moses represents our old man under law who has to die so we can see God’s face who is Jesus Christ.

Look at what God told us in Numbers 12:6-8.

He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. 7 “Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; 8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?”  Numbers 12:6-8

The Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might perform them in the land where you are going over to possess it. 15 “So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, 16 so that you do not act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth. 19 And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven Deuteronomy 4:14-19

Only Moses could see the form of the Lord and the rest of the people couldn’t.  This was so they wouldn’t make an graven images and worship them instead of the Lord.  So, who was there?  Was this God the father of Jesus or someone else? Let’s keep digging, asking, and seeking for truth who is Jesus himself.

Let ask ourselves about the sacrifices that came shortly after the law.  Why were there sacrifices in the Old Testament? Was God pleased with them?

First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”–though they were offered in accordance with the law. Hebrews 10:8

Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. Psalms 40;6

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; Heb 10:5

with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased Heb 10:6

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. Psalm 51:16

“The multitude of your sacrifices– what are they to me?” says the LORD. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. Is 1:1
God does not like sacrifices, but they were required under the Law of Moses that was given to them by the “God of Israel”. If God doesn’t like sacrifices, why did he institute them?

Is it possible that God changed?

Let’s see.

Does God ever change?

 

For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. Mal 3:6

Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind.” 1 Samuel 15:29

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Heb 13:8

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. Heb 6:18

God does not lie or change so he couldn’t have changed in regards to animal sacrifices. Let’s explore the Law a little bit as maybe there are some clues there as to who the “God of Israel” is.


The “God of Israel” gave Moses the “Law” and the commandments. What do we know about the Law?

 

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law 1 Cor 15:56

so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord Romans 5:21

 

This is powerful! This is what every person who goes to a Church building to see God needs to see and have Jesus speak to them on. Did you know that the law is the very power of sin? The law is what gives sin it’s power and sin is what gives death it’s sting. Ultimately, the law causes the sting of death. Also, we can see that sin reigns in Death. Death, sin and the law are all deeply related to each other. Could this be why there was so much darkness and death when the law was given to the Old Testament Israelites?

Let’s look at other scripture to show us how the Law (including the Commandments) are related to death or sin. We must see the truth here no matter how shocking it is or we will not see life.

But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead. Rom 7:8

I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died Rom 7:9

for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. Rom 7:11

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life 2 Cor 3:6

Please look closely at what Paul is saying in the above verses. We call this the OLD covenant and according to 1 Cor 15:56 it is the very power of sin and death! This definitely would explain all the darkness, fire, death and wrath during the time this was given to the Israelites. Three thousand people died the day that the Law of Moses was give to the Israelites. According to scripture, Death is directly tied into the Old covenant of law.

So, what else does the Bible say about “Death”?

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil Heb 2:14

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies  John 8:44

 

I think we should STOP right there and think about these two above verses.

The DEVIL is the one who has the POWER OF DEATH!

We know from our last question that Death is directly tied to the law and the the law is the very power of sin. Could we be discovering what gives the Devil his power of death?

What else can we find on death and the Devil?

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. 7 The Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” 8 The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? Job 1:6-8

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority Col 2:9

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. 2 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” 3 The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? Job 2:1-2

Do you see the truth here?  It’s time we take the religious blinders off and actually believe what scripture tells us and not what we are told to believe.  The truth is that the Devil reports to Jesus and Jesus is his head or “boss”. The Lord seems to use the Devil to test his servants for faithfulness.  Here’s more on the Devil.

And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him Revelation 12:9

He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven Luke 10:18

Satan or the Devil is really the serpent of old. This is the same serpent that was in the Garden tempting Eve. This “dragon” deceives the WHOLE world as he deceived Adam and Eve. He had a ruling position in Heaven and was cast down to Earth.

And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while Rev 20:2-3

He will be locked up at the end of this current age for a Thousand years and will not be able to deceive anyone during this time until the thousand years are done.  Every ask yourself “ok, if he can be locked up then so easily, why can’t he be locked up now?”  HE COULD, but it’s not part of God’s will.  Right now, ALL of us must be blinded so righteousness can come only by faith.  God uses Satan to blind us all.  The truth is very shocking when we see it.  The truth is that Satan is very closely tied into the very mind of natural man.  Look at these verses.
But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s Matt 16:23

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. Col 2:8

Satan and man’s mind are very closely related. Could all natural minds be deceived because they are the very mind of the “god of this world” that is also under law and blinding us to the truth?

The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1 John 3:8

Jesus appeared to destroy the devil’s work. If the devils work is death, then Jesus would have to destroy death, wouldn’t he? If the law is tied into sin and death, then wouldn’t Jesus have to fulfill the law in order to do so?   Yes!  Do you see how this all comes together in a powerful way?

If the devil has the power of death and deception, how does that work?

This verse is very shocking if you follow standard Christian doctrine and yet see what it really is saying.

But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was 2 Cor 3:7

Are you seeing this my friend? What do we know that came “engraved on stones” and was given to Moses? This is the very ministry of death! Two verses later it’s called the “ministry of condemnation“!

For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory 2 Corinthians 3:9
We are definitely seeing how this is all coming together. Scripture is calling the Old Covenant of Law and commandments the very “ministry of Death” and the “ministry of condemnation” and the new covenant the “ministry of righteousness”.

Let’s dig deeper into this and see if we can find out how the law produces condemnation and death in us.

How does the Law of Moses produce death in us?

in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God 2 Cor 4:4

But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. 2 Cor 3:14

Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 2 Cor 3:15

They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Eph 4:18

What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened Rom 11:17

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing 2 Cor 3:14

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life 2 Cor 3:6

There are no arguing with what scripture says about the reading of the Old Covenant. It says the “God of this world” has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so they can’t see the truth. This causes a hardening of the heart or mind so the person is then blinded to the true reality in Christ. Thus, the true gospel is veiled and they can’t see it. We are reminded that the “letter of the law” kills whereas the Spirit gives life. These are the two very covenants themselves. One is death and one is life.

It is so important to understand what happens to us when we listen to a Pastor or teacher preach or teach the Old Covenant of law.

IT BLINDS AND KILLS US!

It is the very ministry of the Devil.  The ministry of Death itself!  RUN from it.  “Get out of her my people” as God says in Revelation 18:4 “so you don’t participate in her plagues”. I hope by now you are beginning to see who God is talking about.

If the “God of this world” has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so they can’t see the true gospel, who is the God of this current World or “age”?

Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” Matt 4:9

in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Cor 4:4

Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. John 12:31

in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience Eph 2:2

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one 1 John 5:19

concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged John 16:11

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms Eph 6:12

I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me John 14:20
The Devil is definitely the god of this current world or age. He is the one who has blinded the minds of the unbelieving or the “sons of disobedience” (unbelief) so they can’t see the true Gospel. He uses the law to do this because the law is the very power of sin and death according to 1 Corinthians 15:56.

 

What else can we find to clarify this further?

 

Who is the one and only Son of God? 

Is Jesus the Son of God or is Adam is the son of “God“?

 

This one may alarm you, but please don’t allow it.  There is an answer, but you have to open your mind and let go of false religious doctrines you have been taught all your life.  Doesn’t God only have one Son?  Why is there always TWO of everything in the Bible? Let’s see what scripture says.

the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God Luke 3:38

 

Doesn’t this clearly say that Adam is the “son of God”?  However, we have one problem. Jesus is God’s ONLY son. This is confirmed in many places.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life John 3:16

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world 1 John 4:9-10

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32

He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” Genesis 22:12

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth John 1:14

 

How could the first man “Adam” be the son of “God” when Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son of God? Could this be talking about a different “god”?

We do know that there was both the first Adam and the Last Adam. Could there also be two different God’s one for each of them? Did Jesus give us any other clues as to who the father or God of the first Adam was?

Could these verses be telling us?
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father John 8:44

The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man Psalm 115:16 

 

What else can we find about the first man named “Adam”?

The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven 1 Corinthians 15:47

So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit 1 Corinthians 15:45

Jesus tells us something very powerful and revealing about the “first” man and the “last” Adam.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:13

Could the Bible be a story of two creations, one called the “wheat” and one call the “tares” that grow “together until the harvest” and then will be merged together? Could one be the “first Adam” and he other be the “last Adam”? Could God’s long term plan to merge and reconcile both the first Adam of the “Earth” and the last Adam from Heaven into one body?  Could that be why we see two yet are coming together as ONE?

and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven Colossians 1:20

Something to ponder my friend.

Let’s change things up a bit.  We know that the law was given to the Old Testament Israelite who were called “Jews”.  Paul reveals a powerful truth about a “true Jew” in romans that begins to reveal Gods powerful plan for all mankind.

Who is a true Jew and thus a true Israelite?

 

Paul tells us some startling things in Romans and Colossians. We have always thought a Jew was a physical Israelite who was circumcised in the flesh, was given the Law of Moses (including Ten Commandments), at one time lived under the animal sacrificial system, was persecuted by the world, spread out all over the world, and was finally given it’s own country in 1948.

Well, Paul shatters ALL that when he says the next two mind-blowing statements.

For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. 26 So if the uncircumcised man keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision? 27 And he who is physically uncircumcised, if he keeps the Law, will he not judge you who though having the letter of the Law and circumcision are a transgressor of the Law? 28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God Romans 2:25-29

My dear friend. I pray that the Lord will reveal the powerful and mind-blowing truths being revealed here.  These are things that have been hidden in Christ since before the foundation of the world!

Paul is saying that if someone practices the Law or lives by it PERFECTLY 100% of the time, then external circumcision of the flesh is of value. However, if you sin once and become a “transgressor of the law” or break the law ONE TIME then you become “uncircumcized” or condemned in your sins. This is what the Law does. You have to be PERFECT in order to maintain your “circumcized” status. Once you sin one time, you immediately become “uncircumcised”!  This is why we are administered death via condemnation if we try to follow the law.

Then, in verse 26 he says something MORE SHOCKING.  He says if the “uncircumcised man” keeps the requirements of the Law, will not his “circumcision be regarded as circumcision”? What does this mean?

Who is the person who is “uncircumcised yet keeps the law“?

The “uncircumcised who keeps the law” is A TRUE believer who trusts only in the blood of Christ for his righteousness and not in ANYTHING he does.  A true believer does nothing to try to earn it himself.  He realizes that no amount of prayer or Bible reading will give him any more righteousness than he ALREADY has.  When Paul says “uncircumcised” he means externally in the fleshly body or who we would call a “gentile”. Thus, he is not talking about a physical Jew of the Old Testament. “Keeping the law” can only be done one way. Trusting Christ fully by faith that he has already perfectly fulfilled the law for us. This is a TRUE believer and I hope you are one of them or will be soon.  It’s such power while you are RESTING and trusting him.

Now, go to verse 27. He goes further to say that this “uncircumcised who keeps the law” will judge the one who is externally circumcised who sins and doesn’t keep the law. Do you see what this is saying?

A person who trusts solely in the blood of Christ to fulfill the law completely for them and not any of their own efforts (a true believer) will JUDGE all those who are trusting in external “circumcision of the flesh” which is their own self efforts. This is everyone who is trusting in the law or their own self efforts in any way!  Everyone ALWAYS fails and is judged or condemned under the law. Jesus confirms this in this verse:

And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel Matt 19:28

My friend, we must see this now. The time is short. We must see that anyone who trusts in any external “circumcision” of the flesh or our own self efforts to attain ANY righteousness will be judged because they are trusting in themselves and NOT JESUS. This not only includes anyone physically circumcised in their body, this includes anyone who is trying to get to Heaven or God via any self effort (anyone under law!). We must trust solely in the blood and NOTHING else. Anyone who trusts solely in the blood knows they are ALREADY free of ALL SIN and are ALREADY IN HEAVEN sitting WITH Jesus at the right hand of the father!

So, who is a TRUE Jew?

 

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God  Romans 2:28

A TRUE Jew is a TRUE believer who trusts solely in the blood of Christ via faith and not one single bit in works! They are the TRUE circumcision because they know God has cut away or “circumcised” their true being (Heart) from their false being or the fleshly body. They are not attached to ANY SIN and ALL SIN has been removed from them. They will still see sin in their natural body as it will always sin, but NO SIN is imputed or attached to them! This, my friend is a true JEW and this is the true spiritual definition that God will enforce upon his reappearing. Everyone that he doesn’t reveal this truth to will continue to believe the false definition of a Jew based upon the external flesh.

Look at what God says about the entire house of Israel, that is the physical Jew.

Egypt, Judah, Edom, the sons of Ammon, Moab, and all who dwell in the desert who cut the corners of their hair, for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.”  Jeremiah 9:26

The Old Testament Jews were circumcised in their outer FLESH, but that was NOT what makes a person righteous.  A person must be circumcised in THEIR HEART or inner man.

Look at what Paul tells us about the TRUE circumcision “of the heart” in Colossians 2.

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. 9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; 11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him Colossians 2:8-15

 

I pray that you are seeing the POWERFUL verses here and what Paul is saying.  These words are SUCH FREEDOM and SUCH LIFE if you see them my friend.

He is telling us that a true “Jew” is a believer who is circumcized with a “circumcision made WITHOUT HANDS”. This was done by GOD and not man when God placed us into Christ. This removed the ENTIRE spiritual body of the flesh which is ALL OF OUR SIN!  Please don’t confuse this with our natural body that WE call “the flesh”. Our natural body is NOT the TRUE FLESH!  God is talking about SPIRITUAL flesh or what Paul calls “the body of sin” in Romans 6.  Our natural body WILL die and be removed when we “shed it off” we will SEE THIS TRUTH firsthand!   We will be fully separated from sin both in truth and experience. For now, we can only experience it by faith and truth but soon by experience too.

From this we must see who a TRUE JEW is. It is not a physical Israelite from the Old Testament who lives in the country of Israel. That person was only the “shadow” version who was a sign or pointer to the upcoming believer once Christ revealed this after dying on the cross. A TRUE Jew is spiritual (believer) and lives in the new and TRUE Jerusalem who is ABOVE in Heaven. Nothing external counts in the true reality. Only the internal man or the heart is what counts for God.

From this powerful truth, we can begin to see that the “God of Israel” that was on the mountain with Moses and the elders was actually the God of Old Testament/Old Covenant Israel that was under law trying to earn their own righteousness via the flesh. However, he was the God of the TRUE Israel who is SPIRITUAL! The true God of Israel is the great I AM who is the father of Jesus.

Where is Satan’s throne?


‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells Revelation 2:13

They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” 60 Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” Having said this, he fell asleep Acts 7:59-8:1

Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles Acts 8:1

Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you Revelation 3:9

Wow, aren’t those strong words from Jesus?  Notice that he said the “Synagogue of Satan”?

Would this not be a gathering of those who teach us to come under law and death?  Where does that take place?  Is this not the current Church that teaches others to come under law for righteousness (teaches law and commandments even if not directly)? This is the idea that “man does and God gives” and the most common example of this is “you must repent and then God will forgive your sins”. The person under law doesn’t see that it’s impossible for us to repent as God MUST give us that repentance. God does both the forgiving and the causing of repentance.  The TRUE gospel says that you are ALREADY 100% forgiven, now REPENT and believe it.
Sadly, the law-based person is still living and teaching out of the false Jerusalem, the one below under law and not the true Jerusalem from above (where all is finished and we are free now!) They are still under the bondage of Hagar and Mt. Sinai below instead of the freedom of the Jerusalem above.

Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother Galatians 4:25-26

If a person wants to live under law, they are a child of Hagar and is in slavery with her.

Here is some more seemingly unrelated scripture, but I hope you see the powerful truth that is being revealed here.  Let’s ask “who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?”

Who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?

 

Notice whomever is speaking here calls him “God”.

“I sent a plague among you after the manner of Egypt;
I slew your young men by the sword along with your captured horses,
And I made the stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.
11 “I overthrew you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
And you were like a firebrand snatched from a blaze;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.

Who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt?  Amos 4:10-11

Many times the people of the Old Testament though it was God or the Lord but it turned out to be an Angel.  Look at these shocking words.  Who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt?

Now the angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you, 2 and as for you, you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed Me; what is this you have done? 3 Therefore I also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; but they will become as thorns in your sides and their gods will be a snare to you.’”  Judges 2:1

Then the Lord said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break forth upon them.”  Exodus 19:24
Please notice it was the angel of the Lord and not the Lord himself who brought them up out of Egypt.  Also, notice the strange words The Lord says in Exodus 19:24.  He says “HE” will break forth upon them. God is saying the Angel will not show any mercy here.  It is NOT the one true God who is doing these things himself.

 

The Shocking TRUTH

 

Well my friend, there is SO MUCH MORE evidence to show us who the Devil is and also who “The God of Israel” is in the Old Testament.  I will save that for the end.  However, I want to get to the shocking answer that scripture tells us.

 

ANSWER: Who is the “God of Israel” of the Old Covenant/Old Testament?

 

Ok, we are nearing the end here. I hope you were given enough scriptural evidence to be convinced who this “God of Old Testament Israel” is. This is very important to understand because we have lived under the Law and the power of this god for centuries. Praise Jesus that he is unveiling our minds to the TRUTH in these awesome times.

I am wondering could the “God of Israel” that the elders saw on the mountain be but a type or shadow of the REAL and TRUE God, the great I AM?  Could he be a “version” but not the true substance?

This current realm is called the realm of the “Law” and according to Hebrews the law is but a shadow of the good things to come, but not the TRUE essence itself. Could this God in the realm of the “shadow” ALSO be passing away and will be replaced with the one true God?

Let’s go back and review some of the events during the time when Moses was given the written Law and commandments.

“This Moses whom they disowned, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ is the one whom God sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the help of the angel who appeared to him in the thorn bush  Acts 7:35

Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in plain view of the people. Exod 24:17
It was an Angel who appeared to talk to Moses in the burning bush.  Please notice all the talk of angels during this time. Also, there seems to be a lot of fire around this ministry of death called the law.

Let’s go up to the top of the mountain when the elders went up to the top and review the scriptures one more time.

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear like the sky itself. 11 But he did not lay a hand on the leaders of the Israelites, so they saw God, and they ate and they drank. Exod 24:9-11

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw the God of Israel.
But, remember what Jesus said.

No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. John 6:46

Jesus who is the truth and can not lie told us that NO one has seen the father. This “God of Israel” is definitely not the father of Jesus or the great I AM. There definitely appears to be a lot of fire and Angels during this time.

So, who was it that was on the Mountain that is the “God of Israel” speaking to Moses and the elders? 

 

Are you ready for the answer?

Are you sitting down?

This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness together with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received living oracles to pass on to you. Acts:7:38

WHAT?

It was an angel up there on the mountain who gave the “living oracles” or the Law and the Commandments to Moses?  The angels gave the Israelites the law AND administered it?

YES.
Paul also confirms this very clearly in Galatians 3:19.

Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed would come to whom the promise had been made Galatians 3:19

Sure enough! It was an Angel that was speaking to Moses. The “God of Israel” that they saw on Mount Sinai was really an Angel. This Angel appears as God in other places in the Old Testament too.  Look at Judges 13:22 and other verses.


And Manoah said to his wife, “We shall surely die, for we have seen God.”  Judges 13:22

 

Manoah knew he could not see God or he would die. However, Gideon discovered in another chapter, who this “God” really was.


Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the Lord. And Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord God! For now I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face.”  Judges 6:22
It was THE angel of the Lord.

So, which Angel is the “God of Israel”?

 

I hope you already know the answer, but this scripture gives it away.

No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 2 Cor 11:14

Now we can fully understand the meaning of Paul’s warning in Colossians 2:8 and 2:18!


See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
Col 2:8

Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind Col 2:18
Friend, do you see what Paul is calling it when you follow Old Covenant law?

He calls it “worship of the angels”, “empty deception” and following the “traditions of men” instead of Christ!  We are coming under the very power of death and under the power of the one who has
the “power of death” or Satan.

Do you see what the “power of death” really is now?

It’s the law!

God confirms this when He tells us about who the Israelites were REALLY offering their sacrifices to!

 

“Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of Israel? “You also carried along Sikkuth your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves. Amos 5:25-26

Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt, 40 saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us; for this Moses who led us out of the land of Egypt—we do not know what happened to him.’ 41 At that time they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands. 42 But God turned away and delivered them up to serve the host of heaven (Prince of the earthly “heavens” or the “air”); as it is written in the book of the prophets, ‘It was not to Me that you offered victims and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, was it, O house of Israel? 43 You also took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rompha, the images which you made to worship. I also will remove you beyond Babylon.’ Acts 7:39-43

It was not the father.  It was the host of heaven or the angels who rule this realm and world.

Here is one more shocker to think about.  It is related to the truth that “the law is the strength of sin and death”.

 

How many commandments are there?

 

Ever notice that the beast in Revelation also have TEN horns?  Remember, the law feeds us death.  “The Law” also has Ten “horns” or commandments.

Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. 2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. Rev 13:1

And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns Rev 17:3

and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Rev 17:5

The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour. 13 These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast Rev 17:12-13
Friend.  The law is the beast in Revelation and the ten horns are the Ten commandments.  If you try to follow them, you will die.  You must accept the free gift of righteousness only through the one time ETERNAL sacrifice of Christ.

Here are more powerful verses as a reminder to trust Jesus alone.

 

But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was 2 Corinthians 3:7

For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory 2 Corinthians 3:9

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law  1 Corinthians 15:56

And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. 17 For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.”  Revelation 17:15-18

So, who is the “Woman”?  “She” is the dead natural body and entire world system that includes the dead natural body or the flesh. The law and commandments will always “eat her flesh” because the law always kills the natural body.

SOME GREAT NEWS TO CLOSE

 

If this is the first time you have discovered who the “God of Israel” was that gave Moses and the Elders the law, it may be very shocking for a while. I experienced that myself. However, once that clears up, you will celebrate what Christ has done for all mankind! He has totally destroyed the works of the devil which is DEATH ITSELF or separation from the one true God and father of us all! By this, I mean TRUE death which is spiritual death or what people call “Hell” or eternal, forever separation from God. Jesus destroyed this. Our external, natural bodies are still under the power of death as they are of the OLD system in Adam under law. They are still dying as they are part of the (still dying) body of the “last Adam” who is Jesus.  But, when they do finally die then we are FREE forever NEVER to DIE AGAIN!

Isn’t this so amazing what our father and Lord Jesus has done?

We must never forget that Jesus is the LAST Adam and he fully replaced the FIRST one. He actually took the first Adam’s ENTIRE body as his OWN. He merged the full reconciliation and fulfillment of the law with all of mankind’s body. We are now his dying body as he BECAME sin itself. He became our body and we are now his body. We (our bodies) will all die as this is finishing HIS death and THEN ETERNAL LIFE SPRINGS FORTH because death will be forever destroyed.

but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Tim 1:10

Please believe this verse that tells us that Jesus HAS destroyed death, the TRUE death of forever and eternal separation from God.
Again, how did Jesus do this?


Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
Matt 5:17

The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1 John 3:8

The last enemy to be destroyed is death 1 Corinthians 15:26

but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel 2 Timothy 2:10

He has done it! He has destroyed death itself and we will soon see it once we are out of these old “shells” of our natural bodies. Paul sums it up beautifully here:

For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life 2 Corinthians 5:4 NASB

The new Living translation says it this way:

While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life 2 Corinthians 5:4 NLT

ALL THINGS CHANGED IN CHRIST! I mean ALL THINGS! The entire CREATION changed! The OLD NO LONGER EXISTS in the TRUE reality as it was replaced entirely by CHRIST himself and is disappearing even now in our “shadow” version. His full body which is Adam’s old body is DYING and once it fully dies, death will be fully swallowed up by HIS LIFE! We will experience this powerful truth individually according to God perfect plan, but ALL will experience it at the end of the “8th spiritual day” when the body of Christ is circumcised or cut away from the flesh in total.
Let’s look more at the new covenant that Jesus has brought to us.


Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 2 a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man Hebrews 8:1-2

 

The OLD, physical tabernacle (body of first Adam) is NO MORE! It was completely replaced by Christ!

For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. 4 Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; 5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “See,” He says, “that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.” 6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises Hebrews 8:3-6

Do you see the word “pattern” in Hebrews 8:6? Now, look at this verse:

Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come Romans 5:14
Here is the truth of the “shadow” version of Christ:  Satan + Moses + first Adam = Old Covenant (FLESH)
Here is the TRUE reality being revealed to you now:

Father + Christ + last Adam = New Covenant (SPIRIT) & DESTRUCTION OF OLD COVENANT or “works of the Devil” according to 1 John 3:8.

Old = Shadow or “image” & not true reality

New = TRUTH & replaced the OLD. Old is passing away! It’s already gone in the Spirit and is dying in the natural! Death itself is DYING and passing away! YES!

The below verses are here and true RIGHT NOW!

For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion sought for a second. 8 For finding fault with them, He says,

“Behold, days are coming, says the Lord, When I will effect a new covenant With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah; 9 Not like the covenant which I made with their fathers On the day when I took them by the hand To lead them out of the land of Egypt; For they did not continue in My covenant, And I did not care for them, says the Lord. 10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel After those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their minds, And I will write them on their hearts. And I will be their God, And they shall be My people. 11 “And they shall not teach everyone his fellow citizen, And everyone his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ For all will know Me, From the least to the greatest of them. 12 “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.”  Hebrews 8:7-12

When God forgets our sins, SO DO WE!

Now, my friend I pray you are seeing God’s “mystery” who is Christ!

that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Col 2:2-3

We are FREE from ALL SIN and ALL LAW! Even Death itself. Once our natural body dies, we will be with GOD forever! We will no longer come under judgment if we believe these things. We must not fall back under law and then potential face judgment or live under the “commandments of men”.

If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, 21 “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” 22 (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men? Col 2:20-22

Christ himself, who is Spirit and can’t be seen with natural eyes is the very one who unveils our minds to this amazing reality as we come out from under all law. We can be defrauded of our prize by delighting in self-abasement through the very worship of Angels which is the law or Old covenant. This is the amazing mystery of God revealed in CHRIST. None of the rulers of this Age understood it as God kept his wisdom from them. All treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in him and we see that as he unveils our minds to the truth. None of the rulers and powers of this age (world) understood it. It was hidden from them.

None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Cor 2:8

If the rulers knew that the sacrifice of Jesus (who was FULLY God) would completely fulfill the law and abolish death (sin), then they would NOT have crucified him because they get STRIPPED of their power. He has the ability to strip them of their power, but he also can’t lie or break God’s law. It must be fulfilled. This is how the enemy kept the world captive under death or perceived separation.

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; Col 2:9

 

God himself made the darkness and the Powers who rule it

 

Never forget that Jesus is the HEAD over all rule and authority even the powers of darkness!

Look at God’s very words in Isaiah 54:16.

“Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals
And brings out a weapon for its work;
And I have created the destroyer to ruin Isaiah 54:16

God himself created Satan to carry out his purposes to bring about the repentance of man.

Here is more.

The Lord has made everything for its own purpose,
Even the wicked for the day of evil Proverbs 16:4

But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth Exodus 9:16

Jesus tells us that all authority whether “good” or “evil” comes from God above.

Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.” John 19:11

Here is a very revealing verse that shows us how God himself became the Israelites enemy.

But they rebelled
And grieved His Holy Spirit;
Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy,
He fought against them Isaiah 63:10

The being we know of as “Satan” is merely an aspect of the darker side of God’s love who disciplines those whom he loves.  Also, please pay attention to the word “turned”.  This is the very same thing Jesus does often when he rebukes someone. I believe God has the ability to “turn to his law-based side” and rebuke anyone anytime as they need it.  It’s related to the word “repentance” or “changing (turning) your mind”.

The next set of verses really explains what happened when everyone of this age (including you and I) were blinded to by the powers of darkness.  I know I shared them before, but I can’t share them enough.

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. Col 2:13-15

This is BEYOND WORDS to begin to describe this! Our loving Father actually and totally and effectively REMOVED death (sin) for all time by fulfilling the very law that Satan was using to deceive the world and keep them under his control. God actually STOLE all humanity out from under the fingers of Satan and he had no clue. Thus, the very law itself that was the ministry of death was nailed to the cross. This totally disarmed the authorities and MADE A PUBLIC display of them! They were TOTALLY tricked by their OWN game!

God knows that everyone in a natural human body is deceived because it is still darkness. They do not know these things as the truth right now in this current reality. They are still being deceived. This deception he calls this a veiled mind, hardening of the heart, or simply ignorance. Now, that he is unveiling our minds to the truth, he calls us to change them or repent about the truth. He overlooks all the times of ignorance when all of us were deceived.

“Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, Acts 17:30

“Repent” simply means to CHANGE YOUR MIND.  The current Church needs to repent of all the false doctrine it teaches.  If it doesn’t, it will be very sorry when Christ reveals himself.  Could he already be doing this even right now in these very words to you?

I believe so.  Or I wouldn’t have spent this ENTIRE day writing these things FOR YOU my friend.  I am making all my customers wait.  This is so much more important.

I believe these are the actual times of the unveiling of Christ that we read about in Revelation! The “word of his mouth” that destroys the anti-Christ is Christ himself who is God’s Word in our hearts who unveils our mind to the truth. This “word” or truth is what is the sword of his mouth that does battle against the deception. In other words, we just come to know the truth and the truth (who is Christ himself) battles the lies and deceptions we have believed and we come to see true reality.

and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity Eph 2:16

WOW! Here is what this is referring to.

And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” Gen 3:15

FRIEND.  God HAS put to death the enmity that was between Satan and the Woman! He made the TWO Adams into one and broke down the dividing wall of the law! It was fulfilled!

PRAISE OUR LOVING GOD AND FATHER!

I pray that our loving Father and Lord Jesus reveal and speak the truth to you.  I pray that you will come out from under all law in your inner man and begin to see the TRUE freedom you have right now.

I pray you think deeply about these things as they are very important to where we spend the next age.  If we insist on being under law even when God tells us the law has been fulfilled for us, we will experience God’s wrath!  Please don’t do that.  Please search hard and ask Jesus to show you the truth and experience life even now.  I pray you choose life over death.  But, even death is God’s servant who is our “tutor” to lead us to Christ.

If you have any questions on this or any other scriptures you find, don’t hesitate to contact me with the “contact us” form on this site.

Please remember the entire OLD covenant of law is GONE Spiritually and is “passing away” naturally! The New covenant of grace has FULLY replaced it (for those who God gives the faith to believe it).

God bless you.  May the Lord speak to you personally and reveal these powerful truths to you.

Duane

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