All of creation was completed in a period of 7 days. God purposed us for Himself on the 6th day. He established man in a such a way that he would long to have fellowship with Him. Made in His image and in His likeness and by His own hands, He formed man with His love out of the dust of the earth. He breathed the breath of life into his nostrils. He purposed them. The fullness of God is written on their hearts. He gave them every good gift.
As a resort of the serpents deceit, Adam and Eve chose to rebel and fell away from God. In their nakedness they hid themselves from God. Yet God called out to the man He created, longing for continued fellowship with them. In order for Adam and Eve to be right with God, He had to cover them with what I believe is the first animal sacrifice, the first spilling of blood. God fashioned the animal skins as a covering so they would not be ashamed in their nakedness. The plan of man’s salvation began with the fall.
Fast forward to the New Testament, and Jesus Christ comes as God in the Flesh, our Messiah. The Savior of this world. The promised King. The life of Jesus changed everything.
Many new to Flat Earther’s are led to open the Bible for the first time. For some, the revelation that scripture can be read and understood as literal truth is immediate. For other’s it may come over a period of time. However it happens, the unraveling of these global lies told by teachers, instructors, friends, relatives, pastors and neighbors begins to make sense; they are hiding God. The Flat Earth revelation brings new meaning to your life. This experience leads you right to the arms of a loving creator and you find yourself calling out to God in search of His Truth and His Salvation.
It is during this innocent quest to serve the Lord and learn His Truth, that the new believer inevitably stumbles upon a multitude of different interpretations of the word. We read in the new testament that Jesus abolished the Old Testament law. Let’s take a moment and examine the New Covenant our Messiah, Jesus Christ brought to us as part of His Salvation of Grace.
The fullness of God was shown to us by the fulfillment of the New Testament. Prophesied so many times in the Old Testament scripture. It was because of His love for us that God showed us His Grace when He offered His only Begotten Son, conceived by the Spirit God, born of the Virgin, the Son of God, the perfect blood offering, the final sacrificial Lamb, God in the Flesh, to bare every stripe of our sins, to be our Holy covering, who Himself would suffer in hell for 3 days before He could ascend and show himself to the multitude, who then would leave us the gift of Holy Ghost, the Spirit of God, to dwell within us, to keep us in His Righteousness while He goes to sit at the right hand of the Father God in Heaven, until that appointed day, when He will come again to gather His people unto Himself. It’s so beautiful how scripture backs up scripture, over and over again.
Jesus says in Matthew 5:18 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.
John 14: 16-21 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Matthew 22: 37-40 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew 15: 19-20 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man:
And here is where most people stop. But, if you keep reading your find more… And we see in the teachings of Paul, a much clearer representation of the New Covenant of Christ. For Paul shows us that when we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, that we are in that moment, born again by one Spirit into one body and without the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, we do not belong to Christ, because our flesh cannot keep the law, for the law to us is a curse and by it, our sin deserves nothing but death. In Ephesians 1: 12-14, Paul shows us the Holy Spirit is the seal of salvation for all those who believe 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
To accept Christ gift of Grace, we must also accept the gift of the Holy Spirit to dwell inside of us daily; to fight our battles; to keep us in the righteousness of God; who keeps us free from the penalty of death; who with the Spirit keeps us free from sin.
Therefore we are no longer condemned as to what day we regard as the Sabbath, for the Spirit of God, living in us, will seek out the appropriate day and time for us to honour and recognize as a day of rest. Romans 14: 5-13 Paul teaches us should 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
This so beautifully sums up the response that we all should have, one to another. Remember the Sabbath Day and Keep it Holy is just one area where we will be accountable to God. If we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and accept The Holy Spirit, who dwells in us as His Full Gift of Grace unto Salvation, then we have crusified the old man, the old sinful nature, and we will stand before God on judgement day, like a man and give an account of our walk with the Lord with no regrets, because it is not by our power, but by His power that we are truly saved. Amen.
Some Christians after finding salvation through Jesus Christ, come to believe they are saved by Grace and nothing more. Other believers think that although they are saved by the gift of the Cross, they must now keep the Torah; the law given to the Israelite’s in the first five books of the old testament scriptures.
An exhaustive but recommended read, which addresses the purpose for the Old Testament Covenants, titled “Moses makes seven trips up and down Mt. Sinai…” originally edited and posted by Kirk Carmichael, linked here is a great work addressing the fulfillment of the Torah law. Carmichael takes the reader through each trip Moses makes to Mt. Sinai and shows us the patience of God as He unfolds which portions of the marriage contract remains unfulfilled. In his many attempts to bring the Children of Israel into complete compliance with God, Moses continues to speak to God on their behalf and seeks his grace. God, in His Righteousness continues to expose their filthy garments and instructs them to become a clean and holy people; different from all others; to experience a complete change of heart, and live as a people in the fullness of God and inherit the promise land as the Bride. Through obedience, the Children of Israel eventually get to go into the promise land, however, it is not long before God tells the people, you may go and dwell there, but it is for a time, I will not dwell with you. The beauty of this story comes with the fulfillment of the promised Messiah in the New Testament, through His Grace we are given a New Covenant, through Jesus Christ; believing on Him and His sacrifice for our sins, we are grafted unto Him as His chosen people, and in acceptance of His Gift we are instantaneously offered the Holy Spirit of God to dwell in us, keeping us in His righteousness until Christ comes again on a cloud to redeem his Bride. Oh, it’s just so beautiful.