(07/14/2015) Fulfilling Divine Law?

Posted: July 14, 2015 in America, Covenants, Language, Law, Promises, Prophecy, Purpose, Sacrifice, The Bible
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Avoiding spiritual confusion when using the words “abolish”, “fulfill”, “law” and “slave” as they appear within the holy writings are the focus, today.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Daz” (Level 1 with 46 points, a member since January 07, 2015) posted the following:

 

If Jesus came to “fulfill” the OT Bible laws, rather than abolish them…?

…does that make him a Slave Overseer, in connection to Leviticus 25:46?

“You can bequeath them [slaves] to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.”

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.  Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.  (Romans 7:  12-13, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  An Eternal Plan and Process (07/05/2015); The Law is Not Grievous (06/26/2015); Gentiles and the Law? (09/19/2013); According to This Word (09/20/2013); Law, Slavery and Redemption (09/13/2013); Only One GOD (09/14/2013); The Slave to Law and Sin Made Free (11/16/2012); Lawful Divorce (11/17/2012)

 

“Daz”, new Christian believers do not immediately recognize that there are many different usages for the word “law”.  In addition to a branch of sacred knowledge (i.e., the law and the prophets), “law” specifically refers to the 10 commandments spoken by GOD (we say, the Decalogue); the covenant agreement through Moses; findings and judicial decisions that resolve disputes; legislative rules stated as ordinances and statutes; policies and standard procedures for donations, gifts, offerings, sacrifices, and tithes; the liturgy for worship; and such controlling inward influences as compulsion, delusion, impulse, and obsession.

In the holy writings, “to fulfill” is to bring to pass, carryout to completion, or perform required duties and tasks as aspects of eternal purpose.  Often (yet not always) when focusing upon “law”, it is more correct to talk in terms of disobedience and obedience than to speak of “fulfillment”.  “To fulfill” is applied to expectation (we say, hope), plans, proclamations, promises, and prophecies.

Slavery among the Hebrews was never the atrocity practiced in America and Europe as the dehumanization of Africans to a status of chattel (i.e., leases upon land (we say, real property), merchandise, movable property).  In sacred practice, slaves were those offered to GOD, who would not be destroyed upon the holy altar once a redemption price was paid.  Nonetheless, those who were  redeemed belonged to GOD as dedicated and devoted.  Often they would serve the tabernacle or temple as living sacrifices, and servants to GOD whose status was lower than that of the Levites. 

There is far more that should be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, the covenants of Abraham, Moses, and David were temporal, and could all be improved upon and surpassed.  Because divine law is to be understood as the expressed will of GOD, sacred law must be regarded as spirit in its duration (we say, eternal, everlasting, immutable, permanent), in its nature (divinity rather than flesh), and in its substance (consecrated breath, life essence, word.) )  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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