Sunday, October 27, 2013

The "Legal Right"

Below is a link to an scriptural commentary, written by my brother in Christ. I wanted to offer it to those who read here. If the wording seems odd, it is because it was originally written in Portuguese.
If your PC does not translate it automatically, I will also leave a link below where you can copy it to be translated.


When you are done reading it,
I would like to add to the expressions of this brother...

Pilate asked Jesus, if he was a king.
"Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate. Pilate questioned Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him, "It is as you say." (Mark15:1,2; Luke17:20,21)
  What are some of the things that made Jesus a king during his earthly life?

"Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval." (John6:27)

"But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." So he said to the paralyzed man, "Get up, take your mat and go home." (Matt.9:6)

"For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it."
"And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man." (John5:21,27)

"For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him." (John17:2)

"For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. "No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father." (John10:17,18)

"For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself." (John5:26)

"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage--I have conquered the world." (John16:33)

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death--that is, the devil" (Heb.2:14)

"I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades." (Rev.1:18)

John 18: "33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”
35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”
36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth obeys my voice.” 
--- Jesus began ruling in the first century (Luke 22:69; Ps.110:1; 1Cor.15:25)
As Brother Paulo highlighted, the kingly authority and power of Christ was not displayed in a worldly way, in association with Satan's world, but it was spiritually displayed. How then would the kingly authority of Christ's brothers be manifested, during the "Thousand Years", while they themselves offer life to others?

Jesus said that "as my Father has made a covenant with me, for a kingdom", "I make a covenant with you" (Luke22:29). Christ's brothers would freely receive the power to exercise a similar authority as Christ's (Matt.10:8; John14:12; Rev.3:21; 1John5:4; Eph.2:6).
Would they have the same kingly authority Jesus has, while he was a king on earth?
Only if they endure the same tests, successfully (Luke22:28; Gal.6:17; Rom.8:17; 2Tim.2:11,12; James 5:11; Matt.5:10,11,12) and are thereby, sealed as obedient slaves of God (Deut.11:18; Rev.14:1; Heb.10:16).

It would be good to compare the kingship of Christ and the kingship of his brothers, by means of the scriptures cited above.

"on him (Christ) God the Father has placed his seal of approval." (John6:27)
Can chosen ones attain to God's seal?
Not all those "Chosen" are "sealed" as faithful. But some are.
(Rom.6:17; Matt.22:14; 2Pet.3:14,17; Hag.2:23; Rev.7:2,3; Eze.9:3,4; 2Cor.1:22; Rev.14:1; 3:12)
(Matt.7:21,24,25; Rev.22:14; Ps.100:4,3; 1Pet.2:10,9; Rev.22:2; Ps.92:12,13,14,15; Eph.1:3,19,20,21; 2:6; Rev.12:5)

"forgive sins" (Matt.9:6)
Can the sealed Chosen forgive sins?

"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matt.16:19)
  What did Jesus mean here? What would be "bound" and what would be "loosed"?
"If you forgive anyone's sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven." (John20:23) (The Greek for "forgive", is "loosed".) (Rev.1:5)
Those bound as obedient slaves of sin, could be set free (Rom.6:16,17,18,22; 8:2; John8:32; James 5:14-15; ) through obedience to the word of life being declared by Christ's ambassadors (1Cor.6:2-3; 2Tim.1:7,8,9,10,11,12,13; Rom.16:25,26; Eph.3:10,17,18,19,20,21; 1:18,19,20,21,22,23; 2Cor.5:19,20).
These sealed ambassadors have been given life first (Rev.20:6).
Those who receive them and their sayings/"fruit", subsequently receive life (John13:20; 6:63; Rev.20:5; 22:17).

This all occurs during the symbolic "Thousand Years"....during the "day" of judgment and salvation. Judgment for the weeds, and salvation for the wheat. This is the "Thousand Year" day of harvest. (Isa.49:8; 2Cor.6:2,1; 2Pet.3:8; Ps.90:4; Matt.25:13; 2Pet.3:7; Rev.16:13,14,15,16; 19:19; Joel3:2,12; Zech.14:3,4,5; 3:8; Rev.16:1; 17:14; 20:4,7,8,9; 11:5; Jer.5:14; 23:29)

"gives life to whom he is pleased to give it" (John5:21)
Can the sealed Chosen offer life?
We have already seen above, that the Chosen have been given authority to forgive sins.
Forgiveness of sins mean life, but continuing in sin means death (Rom.6:23; John8:11,12; 5:14; Gal.6:8; Eph.2:5). Therefore, with sins forgiven and left behind, light and life begins.
But here are direct scriptures, regarding what the Chosen have authority to impart:

"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.   By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive". (John1:12; Rom.8:14; John7:38,39)
(1John1:1; 1Cor.3:16; Rom.8:9,10,11)
That spirit/living water, would "flow from within" (John7:38; Prov.4:23; Matt.12:35,33,34; Prov.10:11,20,21; Matt.7:17,20; Prov.12:14; 3:13,18) "to impart everlasting life" 
(1Tim.4:16; John4:14; 7:38; Eze.47:9; Rev.22:17).


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