DECEMBER 15, 2021:SHALOM!!!
READ 2 TIMOTHY 1:8-18:
-Our salvation and callings are based on His grace and love, and not on anything we done to merit the Lord's favor (Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-6)...
-Yeshua submitted Himself to suffering at His own free will...He did this to break the power of Death and demonstrate the resurrection from the dead-So it had to be for Him to be manifested in the flesh: He is the Lamb of God, read from (Barnabas 5:6-7)...
-the pattern of sound words (v. 13) is an oral apostolic tradition which you have heard...same as written apostolic tradition (2:2, 2 Thessalonians 2:5)...No matter oral or written the Holy Tradition is rooted in Christ Jesus (v. 13) and the kept in the Holy Spirit who dwell in us (v. 14)...
-Onesiphorus is dead...The Church never hesitated to pray for her departure that they may find mercy from the Lord on the day of the Lord, the first Lord refers to the son, the second is the Father!!!
READ MARK 2:23-28:
-READ LUKE 6:1-5: Second Sabbath after the first: This term was used when a Jewish feast immediately followed the normal sabbath...According to St. Ambrose, the term second Sabbath serves as an image of the new covenant and the eternal resurrection: First Sabbath is the Law, while the Second Sabbath indicates the Gospel that follows it...under the new covenant , the food that was at one time not lawful to eat for anyone accept the Priests to eat is now freely given to all by the Lord of the Sabbath- Son of Man (v. 5)...David prefigured this when he gave the showbread to those who were with him when they were hiding for King Saul!!! (vv. 3, and 4)
READ MARK 3:1-5:
SEE LUKE 6:7: According to certain traditions the SCRIBES AND PHARISEES built up around the Law, healing was considered work, and so it was not permitted on the Sabbath: They truly believed their Zealously towards God but not showing mercy towards their own people was what God wanted...in reality it made them insensitive to the Lord's mercy!!!
-Righteous anger: this is natural emotion experienced in the face of sin...There is anger that is indeed sinful (Matthew 5:22), there is also anger that is Given by the Lord Himself that is proper to humanity (Psalm 4:4)...The anger of Christ here is a response to the people professing God, yet having such hardness in their hearts that they could not rejoice in th healing of one of their brothers!!!
Video Link from The Chosen: Yeshua heals the mans withered hand: https://youtu.be/VMr8d9Qv6J4
Read Revelation 3:1-5: The Seven Spirits of God- Manifestation of the Spirit: READ ISAIAH 11:2:
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
-The Seven Spirits of God is either and expression indicating fulness of the Lord's powerful presence within the Church itself, that's because 7 represents fullness: or an allusion to the sevenfold operation of the Spirit of God spoken in Isaiah 11:2, a connection proposed by St. Justin, the earliest record interpreter of Revelation, St. Melito, was bishop of Sardis c. 190...
-Sardis fell twice due to overconfidence and because it's guards failed to be watchful:
-White garments: basic vestment of priests, symbol of resurrected body: see Matthew 22:11-14: Spiritual purity, victory, and love; immersion or baptism into a new life in Christ:
-The Book of Life: Revelation 13:8; 17:8; 20:12, 15; Exodus 32:32; Psalm 68:29; Daniel 12:1, Luke 10:20 also see 1 Enoch 47:3
wisdom of the Lord
fear the Lord