One New Man, the Final Reformation of God’s Move in the Earth

~@ROliverLuce | 08-28-16

Shalom the Hebrew word for peace, even for the peace of God!
But shalom is much more than just peace as we might simply think!

It’s HEBREW for confronting the authority that BINDS us to chaos. And chaos leads right into sin which is the actual term for breaking the laws of God!
Even so, without THE LAWS of God that came from Him through Moses, that address the nature of our destructive nature which leads to death that demanded God’s instruction in righteousness, does separate us from God, and between each other as inheritors of God’s Kingdom.
This is the definition of peace from God’s perspective and the dealings with our destructive nature, the human condition which was designed to trust God rather than go it alone. Shalom then is the reason why God sent His living Word to bring us peace.

Therefore Yeshua is the living Word, from the mouth of the Father God, sent in the form of a “Son of Man,” the first of many brethren who came to bring THAT Shalom, that kind of peace we needed:

The Shalom who came to die and put to death the wall of separation between the Jews who God first chose to introduce His love too and the rest of the world who are called Gentiles!
That both will become ONE NEW MAN through Yeshua in bringing peace to the Father’s creation who are chosen by birth to be inheritors of His Covenant of love and restoration if they so chose in being the part of the family of God for evermore!

The following scriptural references point out this shalom what God has in mind:

Ephesians 2:13-19 {TOL version}
“13 But now in Messiah Yeshua, you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. 14 For He is our shalom, the One who made the two into one and broke down the middle wall of separation. Within His flesh, He made powerless the hostility— 15 the law code of mitzvot [of legalism] contained in regulations. He did this in order to create within Himself one new man [one new humanity] from the two groups, making shalom, 16 and to reconcile both to God in one body through the cross—by which He put the hostility to death. 17 And He came and proclaimed shalom to you who were far away and shalom to those who were near— 18 for through Him we both have access to the Father by the same Ruach. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.”

Ephesians 2:13-19 {CJB version, Complete Jewish Bible}
“13 But now, you who were once far off have been brought near through the shedding of the Messiah’s blood. 14 For he himself is our shalom — he has made us both one and has broken down the m’chitzah [middle wall of separtion] which divided us 15 by destroying in his own body the enmity occasioned by the Torah [in legality], with its commands set forth in the form of ordinances. He did this in order to create in union with himself from the two groups a single new humanity [one new man!] and thus make shalom, 16 and in order to reconcile to God both in a single body by being executed on a stake as a criminal and thus in himself killing that enmity. 17 Also, when he came, he announced as Good News shalom to you far off and shalom to those nearby, 18 news that through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers. On the contrary, you are fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s family.”

Finally:
We can also say that Yeshua the Christ came to bring shalom between those of legalism [who know the truth without love] and those who are of the spirit [who know the truth with love] that BOTH humanities will have their eyes open to God’s love, understanding, and patience with each other in His Torah that points to God’s love, grace, and truth in the knowledge of the law that never grows old.

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The Works of Salvation & our desires for temporal and false blessings

~@ROliverLuce | 06-11-15

The fruit of our inspired [1] self-disciplined labors is in glorifying God. Without them, without our works, our faith is dead [2], even our trust is dead [3].
So how are we to be judged rightly by God if we were to still be under the blood of Christ when we have withdrawn our trust habitually? For when we willfully sin we put Christ back on the cross; especially when we habitually do so without regard to The Holy Spirit. We can do this by searing (cutting off) our own consciences in mistreating one’s wife for an example. But even so Christ is always still there if the soul finally has enough and does desire to return to Christ’s Covenant of Salvation! There is nothing wrong with returning before it’s too late! Our God is always there for all whosoever will. God woos us with His love like an earthly father or mother and we then desire HIS love like we would desire our parents love in wooing us back! God is love!

So to explain further! To withdraw our faith from our trust in God as LORD is usually for a cheap pot of soup [4] [so to speak] in throwing away our heritage which is locked in His Covenant of promises! Usually, we do fall backwards because of a desire to circumvent God’s ways for a faster/quicker way to a blessing or those blessings we idolize over God.
For these reasons, we would chase after a number of temporal and false blessings that our spiritual man does not need at all and will corrupt us. Again, God is still there with His outstretched arms [5] for you and I.

[1] From the Holy Spirit.
[2] James 2:17, 26
[3] This occurs with those who have gone down the path of habitual faithlessness developing into a familiar spirit that isn’t conducive to a life of trust in Yeshua!
[4] Esau in the Old Testament (Covenant or Tanakh Book).
[5] God’s outstretched arms on the cross with love just for you and I.

It’s not a Focus on the Law, Rather it’s a Focus on His Love

~@ROliverLuce

It’s not a focus on the law! Rather it’s through our focus on God’s love that we are able to keep Torah.

The Ten Commandments came that the Jews would be exposed to their need for God’s love which had been gradually revealed to their slow understanding as a nation!

Of course there were always a remnant of every generation that would ‘get it’; There were those (the remnant) who would understand God’s forgiveness and love in a limited way, i.e. those who could understand (however still clouded) that it was not the animal sacrifices that covered their sins, but it was their heart, their faith, their trust in God’s Word through obedience in making animal sacrifices to God.  This limited view was clouded through their still focus on the law perhaps! The real sacrifices would come through our repentance and change of heart through believing God’s Word that also does lead to obedience in the terms of God’s covenant! As we grow in Him we learn to become more responsible through the power of His love and forgiveness.

But through the coming of the commandments it was shown flesh & blood could not, and cannot, keep all of the law (Torah & 10 commandments) much less most of them all the time.

The Father’s Covenant of Love (Genesis 15:17) is the secret through the one who came to SEAL IT (Covenant) with HIS once & for all blood-sacrifice to satisfy ‘The Law of Sin and Death’ that we might become free through accepting that Sacrifice into our hearts with repentance.

HE did come, really, to show the way to God’s love and how to walk in HIS grace-wisdom.

Now, Jesus did not come to abolish the Torah nor its 10 commandments but rather to fulfill it all with His first coming. And that through Him the law (Torah and commandments) could be kept through HIS power of love that would be in them (that’s us); that is through HIS power and His Holy Inspiration (the Holy Spirit) it can happen for a surety!

Faith & Works from God’s Word of Promise

~ROliverLuce | 03-21-15

In Galatians 2, it has been said we are justified by faith and not by our works nor by our works of the law either. We do believe this! So to put further light on this subject so that we might walk in victory, for whose of us who put our Trust in our God and the Lord Jesus the Christ, let me bring up something the Apostle James has written and has taught centuries ago now in the ReNewed Covenant (formerly known as the New Testament)!

Faith does come from God’s Word and it does produce works (if we choose to act) from our Spirit, even from HIS inspiration, HIS Holy Spirit inspiration!!

But we do know, the works from the flesh and of the law do not save us!
On the other hand faith without works is dead which means there is a work that saves and there are works of the law (that saves) if we know that the law only points us to faith and trust in the Truth. And Truth is a Person!
And if we have Faith that comes of the Word of Promise then our works must come from our faith, our trust from our spirit RATHER than originate from our flesh or the law that we might even boast of our own selves without considering that God is our provision and help and not we of ourselves.

James 2:14-26 NASB
(14) What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
(15) If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
(16) and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
(17) Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
(18) But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
(19) You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
(20) But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?
(21) Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
(22) You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
(23) and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God.
(24) You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
(25) In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way?

(26) For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Ver2.0: Israel Will Soon Wakeup & Learn of Their Messiah & Lead the World

Israel Will Soon Wakeup & Learn of Their Messiah & Lead the World [Version 2.0]

In these last days of our natual rebellion against our Creator, we have a Messiah, Jesus, who came to “seal a deal” on the Father’s “covenant of love” for anyone of us who would accept HIS law of love.

This covenant is made to never break. Our Father-creator will never break it, but if we willfully & knowingly break it, there are terrible repercussions due to our will knowingly. HE created His covenant so that free moral agents would be free to accept His covenant of love through choice. Not as beings without knowing choice. LOOK at nature! It is the reflection of HIS character for all time!

You and I are loved by the Father!!

(Psalms 14:1-7)
“A Psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good. The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. Do all the workers of wickedness not know, Who eat up my people as they eat bread, And do not call upon the Lord? There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation. You would put to shame the counsel of the afflicted, But the LORD is his refuge. Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.”

Did The New Covenant Abolish the Old Covenant in The Old Testament?

When I was a Preacher’s Kid I did ask my Pastor Dad this question as well. I even wondered why Christ had to show salvation from a cross and with blood too-boot. But with Covenant, everything becomes clear and the Old Testament comes alive if one keeps Covenant and Christ in focus.

The Old Covenant has not been abolished!! It can be said, there is a symmetry of the Covenants in God. But it reality there is only ONE Covenant which was officially ordained in Gen. 15:17,18 and sealed on the cross. What has changed with the Cross is the doing away with sacrifices which were pointers to the messiah and how we walk in God. Now we have a complete clarification of the Father’s Covenant for all to plainly see today!!

The New Covenant that we talk about is really all about the Living Word as Jesus coming and dying on the Cross to SEAL the DEAL on the Father’s Covenant He made with Abraham back in Gen.15:17,18!! If you will Abraham is the first Christian, looking & waiting for the coming sacrifice, the coming Messiah!! The Cross and Jesus death is but signs of the Father’s Covenant of salvation for you, me, and all whosoever will!!

Oh, but wait, what about the 10 commandments? They were brought in to show us all and point us to the real intention of the so-called Old Covenant. Mainly the attitudes, the works, the tender heart, the walk that the Father has been looking for in His people, the Jews. Over the centuries there has always been a remnant who believed and walked with God. And with a disobedient race of Jews in the desert the 10 commandments were meant for law breakers, but those who would have the Father’s heart, they would gladly follow them as the Torah would have instructed in walking in God’s ways.

I hope I’ve wet your appetite in understanding just how important Covenant is to our relationship with our God. I would say, it’s everything!! The following are two published articles I’ve written on the subject that goes a little more in depth:

Salvation through Covenant with a Living Sacrifice Who Cares:
<https://americansquire.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/salvation-through-covenant-with-a-living-sacrifice-who-cares/>

The Creator’s Covenant of Walking in Power & Wisdom for Inheritors of Salvation:
<https://americansquire.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/the-creators-covenant-of-walking-in-power-wisdom-for-inheritors-of-salvation/>