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The Great Hall of Fame
Sh'ma ( Hebrew) Of Great Fame and Repute, those that Heard and Obeyed are listed in the Great Hall of Fame. read on.....
The very fundamental foundation and framework of the Bible is to seek God first, to seek God is to submit or to turn away from the things that are not of him and place God at your centre of focus and understand your identity in him.We see that in Genesis, the first book of Moses describes Adam and Eve and the tree of Knowledge that there is a definate contrast in both Knowledge and Wisdom.
The First is the Natural type Flesh wisdom , where all decisions will be based on Mans own best interest placing him at the centre of all things.
The Second is the Divine Wisdom where God is central to all of our wisdom and Knowlege of all things.
Listen !!! Obedience is better than Sacrifice (Samuel 15-22)
The first book of Moses describes this fundamental knowledge and understanding right from the beginning, God has a Mandate to bring us back to a Utopian Society, but to be able to carry his Mantle we not only need leaders who listen to God , we need Leaders who Obey what God says. It is important to understand that through Christ a portal was opened, through Jesus Christ as our intercessor we are also able to Hear God and we are given the Holy Spirit as a Tutor to help us understand.
"Sh'ma is the very frame work of the the characters in the Old Testament " those like Noah and Abraham who listened and obeyed and in contrast was the Divinely appointed King Saul who was in communication with God. King Saul was a perfect example of a Divinely appointed leader who did indeed hear God but was not Obedient,God removed him from his Throne.
Each and every phase of Gods mandate of getting his people to the promised land could not be completed whithout characters much like Moses who stood in the presence of the God Almighty and "Listened and Obeyed" , Joshua and other Old Testament characters who made way for Jesus the Christ who was to come like the Samuel, King David, King Solomon, Daniel, just to name a few.
This principle remained through out the characters in the New Testament and this is the very fabric if we are to be the overcomers, in fact in the New Testament those who Listened & Obeyed ,Sh'ma are listed in the "GREAT HALL OF FAME " Hebrews 11 those who were faithful.
If we are to be truly servants of God and carry Gods Mantle of Truth in his Word and Gods Love to the World so that Gods Mandate can be completed as in John's Revelation.
(Rev 3 :20-22) Behold, I stand at the door and knock : if any man HEARS my VOICE and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me.21 To him that Overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my Throne ,even as I also Overcame and am set down with my father in his Throne. 22 He that has an ear let him HEAR what the Spirit saith unto the Churches.
As a Church , the body of Christ , we are called to Hear and Obey in the last and final days . Sh'ma.
The Word is a Lamp unto my Feet
And a Light unto my Path.
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When we look as God as the Master Potter, we can see his creative works, we notice that it reflects the THREE sideness of the Nature and the Character of himself, basically the universe is a three fold structure consisting of these elements;
(1) Time (2) Space (3) Matter
TIME Past Future Present
SPACE Height Width Depth
MATTER Solid Liquid Gas
With Time the past is distinct from the present , which is distinct from the future. Each is simultaneous , yet there are not three "times" but one, that is they all share the same nature TIME.
With Space, height is distinct from width, which is distinct from depth,which is distinct from heigh. Yet there are not three spaces but one. That is they all share the same nature SPACE.
With Matter, Solids are not the same as liquids, which is not the same as Gas.which is not the same as solid.Yet theyare not three matters but One, that is they all share the same nature MATTER.
We see this same principle in the Godhead (Father,His Sonand the Holy Spirit) each is distinct, yet they are all by nature, the ONENESS OF GOD.
When we turn to the scriptures this completion becomes devineand marks DIVINE COMPLETENESS. The Master Potter gives us THREE vessels that are attributed to his Nature as in Johns Gospels and the Epistles.
(1) God is Love (1 John 4:8-16) We are therefore to walk in LOVE. Ephesians 5;20
(2) God is Spirit (John 4:24) We are therefore to walk in SPIRIT. Galations 5:16
(3) God is Light (1 John 1:5) We are therefore to walk in LIGHT Ephesians 5:8
This principle is all through the Bible and makes a really interesting study for you to enjoy and I will expand upon in another blog.,
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I quite often hear the book of Esther preached by female Pastors, this is only one of two books in the 66 chosen to bare a female name. Indeed she is a national heroine, she is a selfless Queen who helps with the preservation of her husband as King and the preservation of her people. Esther in this book is a Benjaminite, a very important Hebrew woman who helps with the presevation of her people at the hand God.
She is from the tribe that came Paul of the New Testament, she is enveloped in the same inflexible integrity. She is dutiful to her Foster Father, she is faithful to her Husband, who is the King, she is loyal to her own people and a true and faithful servant to her God. Well all of this is true and Esther represents a great model for all modern Christian women today, but there is much more to this book.
This book is makes up part of the Ancient Hagiographa, a most Sacred Text. This story is as intregal as Joseph as ruler in Egypt, except this time we see the elevation of two Benjaminites to hold office in a vast kingdom is very apparent.
Queen Vasti is replaced by God with her counterpart Queen Esther.
Haman the Kings Courtier who was Sovereign of the Kings Counsel is replaced with Morcedai.
In Esther 1: 1 we read that this King (Ahasuerus) reins 127 kingdoms from India to Ethiopia and the powerhouse of the the whole Persian Empire was run in the Shusan Palace where this story takes place. This Palace was strategically located and trade for the whole Persian Empire could be controlled by inland routes and by sea they had control of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea all the way to India, Esther 1 : 2.
As it was at the hand of God for Joseph to become the Prime Minister of Egypt, so that God could eventually deliver his people to the promised Land so it was for this Kingdom when we read the two previous Hagiographa sacred texts of Ezra and Nehimiah where we know at the time that the King of Persia named Cyrus, issued an edict for the captives of Babylon to return home Ezra 1 1:10 (see Archaeology Cyrus Cylinder cuniform edict British Museum) In Ezra chapter 2 we see that only a remanant came back after the Capture of the Northern Kingdom and the later capture of the Southern Kingdom to Babylon.
It would appear and be most obvious that these people were now scattered through the Persian Empires which as I previously mentioned was rather vast. The enorminty of this empire gave opurtunity to its inhabitants with the economic prosperity of its vast shipping ports and overland trade. We can see in James 1:1 where it addresses to all the 12 tribes scattered abroad under the prosperity of Roman rule , so it does seem reasonable to think that this would also apply under the prosperity of Persian Rule especially with Morceadai, a Hebrew, as second to the King and Queen Esther also a Hebrew.
So not all were concerned with the rebuilding of the Temple but some were instruments of God to make preparations fulfill the next event such as the the conquering of this Empire by a Grecian , Alexander The Great and so on until the eventual coming of the Lord Jesus Christ , his death and ressurection .
The Sacred Texts are importantly historical and a truly remarkable witness of God 's perfect timing.
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Most people when they think or ask the question "What would be the oldest book in the entire biblical world? " would most likely say that it is Genesis ,"Its a Book from the beginning of time isn't it? ". Well the answer is NO, the Oldest Book is the "Book of JOB ."
Yes it is very true that Genesis is the first book of the Bible, its a book made up of writings from the time of Moses ABOUT the beginning of time but "NOT from the Beginning of Time" . However Genesis is integral as this is the introduction to the Bible, a book of beginnings, detailing an expression of GOD , a Supreme Being, outside our Time and Space domain and as such, that all depends , without GOD was not anything made that was made. Gen 1:1 John 1:3.
So to sumarise Genesis it is sets the stage for the next 65 books we will discover and unveil the mystries of ;
GOD SUPREME Gen 1:1 also refer John 1:3
GOD TRUINE Gen 1:1 Gen 1:2 also refer John 1:1
GOD CREATOR Gen 1:2 Gen 1:3 Gen 1:24 Gen 1:27 Gen 1:28
THE CONTRAST TO GOD IS SATAN Gen 4:1-24 Gen 6 Gen 12
THE PATHWAYS OF CERTAIN PEOPLE AND THE PROMISES OF REDEMPTION FOR MANKIND
THE NEED FOR A REDEEMER.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE OLDEST BOOK IN THE WORLD.
Lets look at JOB , here is a character that was living in the early dawn of time and civilisation. Job himself was a pioineer of higher thoughts of understaning, it appears he had Scientific Knowledge, Prophetical insight ,a man of Proverbial sayings and was in contest in the battle of Good over Evil and was Victorious in the Contest with Satan. He is refered to by Ezekial 14;14 .
Job gives reference to many references to the Old World Job 22: 15-16 31:33. many clues are given to the age of this ancient book when the 42 chapters are disected and no reference are made to Hebrew Law. So this would suggest that he lived well before the Laws were handed to Moses by God or any Levitical Law being practiced.
Job is charged with true Faith, he was a man of a high and an honourable position, Perfect , Upright , God fearing , Eschewing Evil, Holding steadfast in his Integrity.
Job's Words of Wisdom and Gods Beauty are found in Job 1:21 2:10 13:15 28:28 23:10 19:25-26
Job's Scientific Knowlege from the dawn of time and he makes profound statements about the Earth, Space, Stars and the weight of Air, thousands of years before the likes of Copernicus and Galileo. Job 26;7, 28:24-25 38:19 9:8-9 38:31-32.
Job's Words of Prophecy Job 19:25 38:22-23
Job's Words of Prophecy Job 16;2 5:7 19:20 42:5 42:6 42:10
Job's Resounding Victory in the contest with the Evil One Job 42:10-12
This makes a very interesting study , I hope these notes and scripture references will help.