Just Stop Using OT Symbology For NT Living
Just Stop It!!!!
We have seen a lot of controversial presentations and teaching over the years that bring into question, not only the people that purport these presentations, but obviously the source of their teachings and doctrines. It goes with saying that when it comes to the Bible, we can make a doctrine sound so convincingly “anointed.”
Just recently, I observed, by way of Facebook from another source, Eddie Long being anointed “king?” You Gotta Be Kidding Me!!!!
I thank Lutricia Abdullah, and give the credit to her for posting that YouTube presentation on my FB page. She actually got it from Minister Danita Waller Paige. It takes courage to post a troubling video to point out the spirit of error operating in the church in this age of apostasy.
While watching this on YouTube, my heart cried out because I look at the people and no one is stopping the onslaught of incorrect teaching in the Body of Christ. Eddie Long invited this guy. What amazes me is that when you invite someone, you want people to know what’s behind this invitation.
And there was no question in my mind that a “reinvention” or a “re-anointing and kingship” of personal exaltation before the people was the purpose.
When you look bad before the people because of a Secret Sexual Sins scandal, you will look for ways to make yourself look good.
After all. Image is everything.
When your wife divorced you and people are saying some things, both true and bad, you want to do something to bolster your persona. When you are losing money in the millions, you need to do something to keep the cash cow flowing.
It’s not about getting before the Lord in repentance.
There’s a lot of Eddie Long supporters that are so delusional that if God stood next to Eddie Long, they would worship Eddie Long and tell God to go stand in the corner.
When you steal the hearts of the people away from God, it is no different than satan stealing the hearts of the people when he killed Adam and Eve in the Garden.
If you want to do OT, go ahead and get some sackcloth and ashes and help yourself!
A couple of years ago, we’ve seen controversial teaching about the ark of the covenant. Some of you may remember Juanita Bynum’s album, “Behind The Veil.” She also did some presentations with the ark of the covenant. Creating replicas and the anointing oil. It’s astounding to the mind as to why people are going backwards in their Bibles.
When you read these 39 OT books, it leads you into the 27 NT books.
The OLD leads into the NEW!!!!!
Why is it that preachers and NT believers go backwards into the OT?
There is a reason.
When you are not walking by faith and you are walking by sight, that’s the OT.
God had to move by sight because Israel didn’t believe.
The Lord God moved through signs and wonders to convince the children of Israel that He is God.
But they paid no mind (see Hebrews 4:1).
In some cases, right after the Lord would perform a miracle, they still didn’t believe Him. They murmured and complained. Sounds like most NT believers today.
The true purpose of faith is to get you to believe God apart from the external reasoning that is before us to completely trust in the living God.
All through the OT, we see God moving and Israel disbelieving Him.
The tangible presence of God is a wonder to behold. The Lord showed up after the Tabernacle of Moses was completed and erected. The pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day. The presence of the Lord is a wonder to behold. When the Tabernacle of Solomon was completed and after Solomon made his dedicatory prayer, the Lord showed Himself in the Shekinah Glory.
There is no arguing when the visible presence of the Lord is amongst His people in the OT.
What about the NT?
How does the Lord show Himself in the NT?
The fruit of the Spirit which is a revelation of the character and nature of God, living out the life of Christ in complete trust and strict obedience to the teachings of Jesus, the Anointed One.
Christ in you, the expectation or hope of glory.
If people cannot perceive the life of Jesus in you then they are intentionally blind, you are a babe in Christ, or the Word is intentionally disobeyed through willful neglect.
The true manifestation of the sons of God is not in behavior only. It’s about accepting and wholly adhering to what Jesus taught and living that teaching every moment as a true disciple of Christ.
There is no question about the external displays of God’s presence, but we must be careful.
We see in Acts chapter one that the Lord Jesus said to the disciples to tarry in the city of Jerusalem until they be endued with power from on high.
On the day of Pentecost, exactly 50 days after the Lord was resurrected, the disciples tarried in the upper room. With 120 disciples in attendance during their prayer meeting, the Holy Spirit came like cloven tongues of fire and sat upon each of them. That’s not all. The NT believers receive the initial evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit by speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Incidentally, in 2 Chronicles 5:1-14, after Solomon made his prayer, there were 120 priest singing and playing instruments. When they made one sound before the Lord, the Lord showed Himself.
In both of these instances, the Lord showed Himself in a mighty way.
The key was that in the OT and in the NT, they were both on one accord.
This is the prerequisite for any move of God. There must be an assembly of unified believers before God will manifest His presence. God also showed up when Nimrod built the demonic tower of Babel. The people were of one language and the Lord knew that if they stayed one under demonic conditions, nothing would get in their way. Their languages were confused and they were dispersed.
Now the difference between these two incidences, Acts and 2 Chronicles, was the external temple made with bricks and the personal temple in the hearts of people.
The new birth in Christ is the difference.
When God created the Tabernacle it was a temporary outward symbol until a permanent inward dwelling called “habitation of God by the Spirit,” would take place through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.
Why do we go backwards?
It is apparent that people want a move of God. A tangible, visible move or manifestation of God. And some of these pursuits is nothing more than mysticism and spiritism. Especially when there is no Biblical or Scruptural authority, foundation, or harmonic Scriptural confirmation.
Prominent church leaders that see no harm, believers that see no harm must beware of the spiritual compromise that lurks in their egregious affirming of Eddie Long’s action as depicted in this video.
Such affirmation reveals a sinister connection to seducing spirits and doctrine of devils. To just assume that Eddie Long is misguided, confused, or otherwise, without understanding that every move he made, was meticulously calculated, is the spirit of strong delusion on the part of deceived believers.
There must come from prominent men and women of God strong condemnation of these actions and not mince words as if you are in the “good old boy’s club.
This is not a “train wreck.”
This is error bordering blaspheme.
It amazes me that people that possess a Bible do not know what the Lord provided for His people. You are sitting in church, and you have a copy of the written Word of God. You have the mind of Christ through the new birth, and the power of the Holy Spirit, and you cannot detect that something is wrong?
No matter how eloquent and smooth talking a person is, if you know what your Bible says, you have to speak up before someone gets deceived.
When the presence of the Lord manifested in the OT, you could see Him every day. In the NT, it’s all about faith without sight.
The book of Hebrews answers all our basic questions about the tabernacle and it’s purpose. God saw fit to explain to us that when you go backwards, you are destroying everything that the Lord did through the Lord Jesus. As Paul said in Galatians 3:24-25, the law was a “schoolmaster” to bring us to Christ.
“Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.”
When you watch that YouTube, please note that the NT is forever established through the blood of Jesus. Not only that but the Lord Jesus is the fulfillment of the law.
Look at what Romans 10:4 says,
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”
Listen to this out of the Amplified Bible.
“For Christ is the end of the Law [the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him Who is the fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish is fulfilled. That is, the purpose of the Law is fulfilled in Him] as the means of righteousness (right relationship to God) for everyone who trusts in and adheres to and relies on Him.”
Therefore, my question is simple.
Why do they do it?
I believe that they (Eddie Long and New Birth) are involved in two things.
One. Strong delusion.
Two. When it comes to sin, the Jews took advantage of the annual time of atonement. When you know that your sins of the past year are going to be wiped clean in one year, you would sin as much as you could too.
From time to time, other Jewish religious customs and traditions were implemented that transgress the commandment of the law were introduced as what I would call “egregious evolving tradition.”
This illustrates the error of David who used a new cart to carry the ark of the covenant that God commanded the Levites to carry on their shoulders.
However, we are not living in the OT. We are living in the New Covenant, ratified by the blood of Jesus. The emotional hype overrode the NT Word of God.
If any of them knew their Bible, they should have walked right out.
The NT, we are commanded to repent according to 1 John 1:8-9. In the NT, we are commanded to “…abstain from every form of evil (see 1 Thessalonians 5:22).”
In the OT, atonement meant covering. In the NT, we are washed and made clean from sin by the blood of the Lamb, and we do not have to wait for an annual day of atonement. “Once and for all…” according to Hebrews 9:11-15.
With Eddie Long, we must remember, he never repented. When the allegations came about, he started out by saying that he would defend himself against the allegations.
Five smooth stones and one not thrown yet, equals a smooth talking person with a lot of explaining to do.
Only to end up settling in court for $25 million dollars to seal what actually took place.
You do not settle unless there is overwhelming truth to the allegations.
Everyone in the United States knows that if someone were to bring frivolous charges, if there is no evidence, you will own that fraudulent individual, hands down. When you settle and seal the case, everyone knows that there is something true to the charges.
If it were me. Fred Rochester. I won’t need a law firm. I will demand a speedy trial. I will tell the media this is the truth. I have nothing to hide. They are all liars. Let them bring the charges right here, right now. When it’s time to present the case before a judge. I would not bring it before a jury because of the confidence in the truth. It will be trial by judge. In court, all I have to do is get on the stand. Be examined and cross examined.
When I know I didn’t molest anyone, they better had prayed. Better yet, they better retract the charges, repent, and ask for forgiveness.
There is a difference between saying….“I did not do it” and “I am not the man they portrayed me to be.”
They accused me, let them prove it.
They accused me, I will prove my innocence because I didn’t do it.
That’s the difference!
They better have pictures, DNA, eyewitness testimony, alibi, phone records. The whole nine.
I won’t have to serve a reciprocal lawsuit for slander.
God will take vengeance on my enemies, before, during, or after the trial.
It’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
People need to be reminded of Jonathan Edward’s powerful message.
“Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God”
It will not go easy in the hands of an angry God.
If they don’t repent, they are liars, and they will all pay if they do not repent.
Jesus said that it would be better if they commit suicide that to mess with His children. A fate worse than suicide will be the way you will die in the hands of the Lord.
So do yourself a favor.
Commit suicide before the Lord gets a hold of you for slandering His child. God will wipe them like a man that washes a dish to clean a plate, and lay it upside down to dry.
Seven things the Lord hates and He calls it an abomination.
A lying tongue!
The Bible tells us in Revelations 21:8 that “all liars will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.”
There is no need for NT believers to incorporate OT symbology when Christ fulfilled the law. Man is incapable of living up to the law so Jesus came and lived the law out for man, in man’s place. Sinless. Not only that, but He became the Mediator of a better covenant, established upon better promises.
There is no need to enter into His gates when the child of God is seated in heavenly places in Christ. You are already in the Holy of holies by the blood of sprinkling.
You are already in the presence of the Lord by faith in the blood of Jesus.
Why yearn for something or Someone when He lives within you?
Why get wrapped with a Torah when you are already wrapped in His arms.
The people at New Birth are under strong delusion.
They do not know their God and their Bible. They are trusting in the arm of flesh instead of God.
People of God, you have a Bible, and plenty of reasonably God anointed teachers of the NT. Someone should have gotten up on the stage and said that… “This is not God!”
There is only one King of kings and Lord of lords.
Why are we so bent on lifting up flesh of fallen men? Are we trying to hide and cover sin or are we supposed to confess and forsake sin?
Why use the OT to pronounce a new anointing when the OT is incapable of giving any anointing. Remember, the Lord ripped the veil in two pieces, signifying that the way into the holiest is open to all who will accept the provision of salvation through the blood of Jesus.
The OT is incapable of giving NT believers a new anointing. The new anointing happened on the day of Pentecost. All you have to do is accept by faith and grace the provisions of the Lord. We do not have to use OT symbology to live in the NT.
All we have to do is obey what Jesus taught us.
It would have been grand if Eddie Long would have stopped and said, “Something isn’t right. Lord, I repent.”
It would have been something if Eddie Long would have led New Birth in the prayer of repentance.
When you are in strong delusion, you will not consider repentance because any admission before the people that believe in you would be a tremendous loss.
But that loss would have been of great gain.
The throne of God’s people’s, their hearts, would have been cleansed for God to resume His Lordship over Eddie Long and New Birth.
Stay away from strong delusion wrapped in hype and emotion.
It’s deadly and it will cost you your life.
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