Do all things according to the Law of the Lord
Luke 2:39 -
And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
In all of the New Testament the Law given through Moses when connected to the Jews is referred to as the Law of Moses but when connected to Jesus it is not written as Law of Moses but as the Law of the Lord.
The Jews never did and still do not keep the Law of the Lord, what they keep is traditions, doing the things in the flesh without understanding scriptures or its purpose. You may laugh at me saying these guys know Hebrew and Greek and have done many degrees in theology; but I will ask a person who after studying so much if he or she cannot understand the basic simple fact that all scriptures are to do with Jesus Christ, then of what value is that wisdom?
Paul warns again and again the Law brings death. He was not referring to the Law of the Lord but to the Law of Moses. Today most Christians still operate under the Law that brings death. For the Catholic Church traditions is one of the leg on which it stands and this traditions is nothing but the refurbished version of the Law of Moses. What the Jews did is what we see happening in this church only with greater degree and more blatantly.
This works of death is not limited to the Catholic Church or to Judaism alone but has also deeply infected the Believer Church. We believers may call ourselves people who follow the Word of God but look at the things we do, the rituals we follow and you will see that we have not completely come out of the Catholic church, many have half their bodies yet in that Church.
People group the Jews and the Catholics with the Christians. But if one looks into the beliefs, the Christians have nothing to do with both the Catholics and the Jews other than historical links and common scriptures. The Catholics and Jews both follow the Law of Death and we Christians follow the Law of the Lord. The Law of the Lord has both Commandments and statutes. People mistake statutes with traditions.
Banging a drum cannot be called music. It is the rhythm that makes the banging of drums into music, without rhythm it is called noise. Any ritual done without understanding and purpose (to know the Kingdom of God and be built in faith) is like banging of drums without rhythm.
Let me take an example - Prayers. It is the devil who keeps us busy with vain prayers which instead of communicating with the Lord puts us in front of a wall talking to it. The Jews have their Wailing Wall and the Catholic have their own which they called Rosary. For both of them these walls instead of bring them to communicate with the Lord actually stands in between them and the Lord. I came out of the Catholic Church when my wall was broken, when the Lord exposed this Wailing Wall called Rosary and its destructive purpose.
Let us be a holy nation having nothing to do with Satan and his works of death. We are children of Light so let everything we do have purpose and understanding and most important be in line with the understanding with the Word of God.
When a monkey scratches his head, he does it because it itches him there, but we humans are worst then monkeys for we do things without purpose and understanding.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, your Law is like Light unto our feet and Lamp unto our path. Your Law brings life and life in abundance to those who abide by it. Lord, many think they are following your Law but are instead following the laws of man (flesh) and these laws only bring death and destruction. Lord, we pray your people be people of spirit and not people of the flesh; that they walk in your Light and not in the things of darkness...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.
2 Chronicles 17:9 And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the LORD with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people.
Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
1 Corinthians 9:9-11
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
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