Matthew 7 Study & Scripture Breakdown/ Read Peace With the Psalms/Message Gentleness!!! SEE LINKS!!!
Welcome back to JPCE SPIRITUAL TALK Bible Studies, and today we are covering Matthew 7... I will read and teach directly from the Bible and periodically use my notes in my video commentary!!! Matthew 7 teaches us about Judging Others, and Preserving in Prayer, the Narrow Gate, Beware of False Prophets, & Hearing and Doing the Teachings of Yeshua (Jesus)!!!
LINKS: THE DIDACHE: http://www.thedidache.com/
THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/barnabas-lake.html
HERE ARE SOME LINKS THAT GO ALONG WITH OUR REVELATION STUDIES:
1: New Revived ROMAN EMPIRE???: https://youtu.be/BqIzRIz7hmc
2: New Revived ROMAN EMPIRE???: https://youtu.be/bolb8NCsf0E
GO BACK TO MY REVELATION STUDIES!!! I SAID THERE COULD BE A NEW REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE!!! REMEMBER THE VIDEOS I SHARE DO NOT REFLECT MY OWN VIEWS JUST SHARING OTHER THOUHGTS!!!
ON JUDGING OTHERS- See also, (Luke 6:37-38, and 41-42)
7:1-2: (Romans 2:1)- teaches us- Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. (Mark 4:24)- Teaches us-We are not to pass judgement and to take heed to do others the way we would like to be treated, by passing judgement we are setting ourselves up for our own eternal failures!!!- Let's compare the teachings found in (Luke 6:37-38)- teaches us- mercy precludes human judgement!!! Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over: are showing us of honest and generous merchants measure bulk goods: The blessings the Lord intends to put and build on our hearts are more generous than any of us could possibly contain yet fully understand at times!!! Yet everything depends on the Spirit in which we ourselves give and forgive!!!
7:3-6: Dogs and swine: is referring to heathen people, people of sin and evil: (Philippians 3:2; and Revelation 22:15)- make reference to this fact, but this would also include Jews who do not practice virtue!!! According to some of my studies and from some early Saints, dogs are those who are so engaged in hate and evil and have no signs of ever changing their hearts, while swine are those who live immoral in evil and impure lives: The Pearls are seen as the inner mysteries of the Christian faith, this also includes the teachings of Christ, see also (Matthew 13:46)- along with the great sacraments: Holy things are restricted from the immoral and the unrepentant, they do not protect the holy things themselves, Christ needs no protection: We protect the faithless people from the condemnation that would result from holding the Lord's Mysteries in contempt- see (Luke 23:8-9- read notes, see video commentary)
7:7-11: These are verbs- ask, seek, and knock- we ask in prayer, seek by learning the Lord's Truth; and knock by doing the Will of our Father, Our Lord in heaven!!!
7:11: Man is called evil: It's not meant to condemn the entire race of humans as a whole- but instead look at the imperfect goodness that is in all people, that's because our goodness also is mingled in sin, and we also have the perfect goodness that comes from the Lord, see also, and read (Matthew 19:16-17)-imperfect and even wicked people can do some good, give us the Faith knowing the Lord is Great and that His is Faithfulness, His Divine Perfection!!!
7:12: "THE GOLDEN RULE": Fulfills the demands of "THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS"- Telling us this is an application of the commandment to love one's neighbor as oneself (Matthew 22:39-40): "First Step" to our spiritual growths, see also (Luke 6:31)- see video commentary for full summary and rundown!!!
THE NARROW GATE: SEE ALSO, (LUKE 13:24)
7:13-14: This is a two way description and was widespread in Judaism according to Scriptures- (Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Proverbs 4:17-18; Proverbs 12:28; Proverbs 15:23; WSir 15:17) and with other early Christian writings- like the Didache, The Epistle of Barnabas : See Luke's version (Luke 13:24-30) is more referring to the end of age: For we wrestle against the sins and human weaknesses as well as spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12), That entering the Kingdom of Heaven isn't easy it's a Narrow Gate and few find it according to the Scriptures!!!
BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS: SEE, ALSO (LUKE 6:43-44)
MATTHEW 7: 15-23:
7:15-18: False Prophets can easily deceive others, they are usually cunning and very good at speaking and sounding very convincing only to devour the sheep in the end!!! So Beware of these monsters and how they show up!!!
7:19: Look at Matthew 3:10- John The Baptist made the same comment!!!
7:21-23: This is a Threefold testimony of the true deity of Christ: (1): He calls Himself Lord- referring to the Divine name "YAHWEH" OF THE OT: (2): He speaks of the Will of My Father, which it seems He knows and fully Shares the essence with: (3) as judge, Christ is revealed as Lord, (God), for only the One True God can execute true judgement: In that day is referring to the Final Judgement!!!
HEARING AND DOING THE TEACHINGS OF YESHUA (JESUS), SEE ALSO (LUKE 6:47-49)
7:24-29: I will read (Luke 6:46-49) go over my notes on that, please see my video commentary for full review!!!
-READ PEACE WITH THE PSLAMS/ARE YOU WEARY??? PSALM 145
-MESSAGE ABOUT GENTLENESS-
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
-What a challenge for us all-to answer and have an answer when asked about our hope in Christ with meekness and fear of the Lord!!! Everyday I'm a witness to the fact that Great is His Faithfulness, and I come to you all in humility and fear of the Lord, I'm truly a God fearing man with a message, that is this Let Him the Lord change and transform you let that light shine!!!
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