Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lawful?

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We can learn much from the account found at Luke6:1-5. There is reads:

"Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him, how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
I feel joy and gratitude for what Jesus showed me during the night, and I know I must now share it with you (Matt.10:27; Isa.50:4,5).
I will take one verse/phrase at a time.
Verse 1. "Now it happened that He was passing through some grain fields
on a Sabbath; 
and His disciples were picking the heads of grain, 
rubbing them in their hands, 
and eating the grain."

  In this scene, Jesus and his disciples were very hungry (Matt.12:1). It was the period of time when they were intensely occupied with Jehovah's work of preaching truth, foregoing the securities of predictable shelter and food (Luke12:29,31; Luke9:58). When they passed through these grain fields and plucked grain, they were not stealing (Deut.23:25), but rather this provision was according to Gods' own Law (Lev.23:22).
  We are then told, that it was the Sabbath. In verse 5 we are told, that Jesus is LORD of the Sabbath. He has authority over all that this day signifies. According to Matt.17:25,26; the Sons of the Kingdom/True Sabbath, are exempt from the "tax" required of "strangers"/those "under Law".
Jesus and his apostles "plucked" the heads of grain, and were "rubbing" them to remove the "chaff" (Jer.12:14,15,16,17; 45:4). Jesus and the apostles have the authority to do this cleansing of the "wheat" (Rev.2:26,27; Matt.3:12; 19:28; 13:38; Mal.3:2,3; 4:1).
Then Jesus and the apostles were "rubbing" this wheat in their own hands, to cleanse it (Eze.16:9).
When prepared, they ate the grain (Isa.50:4; Gal.6:6; Luke17:8; 8:11).
This was necessary, because it was the only source of food available to them. Surely the religious leaders who were condemning them, were not providing "the proper food at the proper time" to sustain them. Jesus and his apostles relied on the provisions allowed by God, combined with their own authority of being set free of the Law (John8:36; Matt.17:26; Luke6:5).
This example is for all sons of the Kingdom. We are indeed free (2Cor.3:17; Gal.5:13) to eat bread from heaven; despite restrictions imposed by men in power (Rom.6:16,22). We, like Christ and the apostles, must not be restrained from our due food (2Thess.2:7).

Verse 2.
"But some of the Pharisees said, “Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 
  Gal.1:10
This is what Jesus was referring to in one of the signs of the end time (Matt.24:20).
Luke21:34,35,36. Jesus knew what the religious climate would be for his anointed brothers....the test that Satan would bring upon them (Matt.24:24,21,22). The truth being revealed through Christ at the Marriage Feast, would not be tolerated by the opposers (2Tim.4:3); but rather, it would be considered a violation of doctrine and religious authority (Rev.13:17,8)....just as the food Jesus and his apostles gleaned for themselves was also considered taboo.
We too face a "Sabbath" restriction today. We too, must respond as Jesus did.
We have a right to partake of Jehovah's provisions, despite the restrictions and opposition of men in power. We have been set free from the Laws of men. Awaken and arise!

Verse 3.
"And Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him?"
  The reference of Jesus here, confirms our situation. It shows that when God's servants are weary of the spiritual battle, are in the midst of enemies, and their needs are not being met by those responsible;
...Then just as David and his men refreshed themselves with what was Holy....so too Jesus and his apostles also did....so too should we who are also warring in loyalty to God. Those faithful wise virgins who are admitted into the marriage feast, do not have to surrender the oil in their lamps to those in a darkened condition (Matt.25:8,9). Neither should they "pay" for illumination from mere men, and allow these to direct them into subjection and darkness (Matt.25:10; 5:13,14,15,16; Rev.9:10,6). What men decree as a restrictive Sabbath....God's chosen servants freely partake the fruitage of.
Those doing God's will are worthy of their wages (1Tim.5:18; Luke10:7). When the survival of God's anointed priests and kings depend upon sustenance forbidden by men (Jesus and the apostles were priests and kings), prohibitions of men are irrelevant (Matt.12:5,6,7,8). The "Sabbath" is to serve the needs of men....not men to serve the Sabbath (Mark2:27). Even showing mercy to the life of an animal was regarded more highly than the Law (Matt.12:11,12). 
For those sheep who have fallen into a dark pit spiritually (due to the leadership of the wicked Steward --Matt.15:14), and feel it is forbidden by men to partake of those spiritual provisions which might pull you out; See...Jesus is Lord, and his care for you is greater than what men forbid! You are invited to the Marriage of the Lamb! (Rev.19:9)

Verse 4.
"how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” 
  Luke1:32
Jehovah allowed David and his men to eat the "consecrated bread". The greater David is the provider of Bread to his warrior companions (Rev.1:1; John17:7,8; Rev.11:3; Luke12:37). It is indeed "consecrated bread", cleansed by Jesus' own hands...the chaff removed (John6:53,51; 1Cor.15:37; Titus2:14). It is lawful in God's eyes, for this bread to be eaten by his cleansed priests (Rom.2:29; Mal.3:3,4; 1Pet.2:9,5; 2Tim.2:21; Eph.5:26; John13:10). They are, the "house of God" (1Cor.3:9; Eph.2:21).
Our Lord, is the Christ (Rev.19:16,14). It is time to eat what he is giving us (Rev.10:10; 20:12) despite it being, the "Sabbath" (1Cor.10:30; Matt.24:20).
When the marriage feast was due to be dispensed, Jesus foretold that "those invited were not worthy" (Matt.22:8).
As a result, "all those leaving the City" were admonished to attend, though not original invitees (anointed) Matt.22:9. So too, all those who are leaving Babylon the Great City [Rev.18:4,10; 17:18 --(apostate Jerusalem Rev.11:8)]  in order to obey Jesus (Matt.24:15,16), are welcome to attend and partake of, that end-time spiritual feast. (Luke17:37) So the "consecrated bread" meant only for the priests, is now being served to all those  no longer restrained by (and leaving) the Beast and it's ruling Harlot.

Verse 5.
"And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.
Jesus Christ is our Head, and the highest authority (Phil.2:10; John3:35; Eph.1:22). We gratefully accept the grace of God (Rom.9:15,16), whether men approve, or not (1Cor.7:23; 1Thess.2:4).

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2 comments:

  1. Pearl,

    Good spiritual snack for today - thankyou for the insight on this that has been given to you by the spirit.

    belongingtojah

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  2. i call that a meal, not a snack! lol....thank you pearl for the enlightening spiritual insights. I feel like I have been set free from the lies, half truths, and twisted reasoning by the governing body of Jehovah's witnesses....hallelujah!

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