Old Testament - The Word of God
The Old Testament
Today the Lord wants me to share with you on the Old Testament. This book has been attacked greatly for it is the main part of the Bible. People due to lack of understanding and out of mischief have tried very hard to shelf this book away so that the Truth is not known to the people.
For example to know Jesus Christ without the Old Testament it is not possible. Jesus of Nazareth was called Christ the Saviour because He fulfilled the (300+) prophesies written about Him in the Old Testament.
In the New Testament there is only one Prophetic book (Instructions for salvation of man - Word of God) that is the book called the Gospel of John, since it is kind of an autobiography of Jesus, all other books explain which is already given (Teachings) or are recordings of what happened - testimonies (recordings) (some like the other Gospels are both).
Take the Epistles or even the book Revelation and you will find they explain the Word which was already spoken by the Prophets. I have yet not found one new matter in any of the other books of the New Testament which has not already been documented in the Old Testament (39 books). Jesus said He did not come to change the Law but fulfil it (the Law was not exclusive Moses but all the other Prophets). What Jesus did was He showed us the right way to understand the books of the Prophets (Old Testament).
People (early Church) claim to have put the Bible together which is a lie. Did this church give the Jews their Torah (Books of Moses) and the other books of the Old Testament which they refer to?
The Old Testament which we have was existing even during the time of Jesus just the way we have it. There were some minor changes like the book of Psalms was at that time in 5 parts and named according to the books of Moses (Pentateuch) and sorted according to the storyline of the book of Moses; that is why David's first Psalm is not in the start.
The Old Testament was written in primarily Hebrew with a small section in Aramaic; like half of the book of Daniel and few scriptures in some books.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient documents found in earthen pots in several sealed caves on the banks of the Dead Sea. These documents are Greek translation of the whole Old Testaments except of one book - the book of Esther (which is a chronicle - recording to show fulfilment and understanding of prophesies). By the procedures followed (there were 3 generations / systems used) to translate it is learned that these were done over a period of 150 years. Surprisingly during the time of Jesus it was in process and it was James the brother of Jesus who was instrument in getting these documents put safely into the caves before 70AD. Ironically they were accidently found by a young Muslim shepherd boy named Mohammed.
Jesus kept every word of the Old Testament and yet He did not do anything which the Jews did. He was the first man to have the right understanding of these books. In the book of Acts it is written even when Paul preached the people of Thessalonica confirmed his teachings with the scriptures (Old Testament). Most people do not understand the book of Revelations because they do not link them to their source scriptures and put them in their actual timespan.
The first thing that Satan did when he attacked the Church, he caused them to break the Bible into 2 parts calling it Old and New. What are old and new in the Bible are the Covenants not the Word of God.
If one does not study the Old Testament then one will never know Jesus Christ for He is the manifestation of the Word and without knowing Him one will never understand the Old Testament. So we see Jesus is so integrated with the Old Testament, which raises the question how can we call it old when Jesus is the New Adam?
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You alone are Truth and your Word is Truth. Satan tries to mislead and take your people away from You so that they will be consumed by vanity and your wrath. The first thing he did is to try and distort your Word - your instructions for man's salvation. He hates man for he does not man to be blessed and receive all that belonged to him and much more, although his doom is already written. Lord, we pray that people discern the games of Satan and know the value of your Word. We pray Lord they come to know You better through your Word and the manifestation on the Word in Christ and have authority in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
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;)
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
John 1:17 - For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
10 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
12 Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men.
13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica learned that the word of God was preached by Paul at Berea, they came there also and stirred up the crowds.
14 Then immediately the brethren sent Paul away, to go to the sea; but both Silas and Timothy remained there.
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