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1 Peter 2:9:10: NKJV: But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of HIM who called you out of darkness into HIS marvelous light;

 

Peter was addressing the newborn churches of God in Asia Minor. Yet, words spoken by Peter are eternal. A few years earlier, the precious living Stone was rejected by the spiritual rulers of Jerusalem. These rulers were guided by Satan, the god who deceived Adam and Eve. Now, certain men from Judea failed to realize that imposing circumcision and ceremonial laws was a step backwards and not in the plan of God (Acts 15:1).

 

Modern technology has discovered the law of circumcision on the eighth day was crucial since vitamin K, clotting factor, peaks on the eighth day of life. Otherwise the child would likely bleed to death. When Messiah, Christ Jesus was circumcised, there was little medical knowledge to stop the blood if it continued to flow. God sealed this covenant in blood with Abraham and his descendants to this day (Genesis 17:11-14). About 49 A.D. the church in Jerusalem pardoned the gentiles from becoming circumcised.

 

The plan of God with the new living Stone had created a better plan with Christ as the eternal High Priest. Circumcision of the heart for mankind was established at Pentecost, 31 A.D. (Read Jerimiah 31:33). This special circumcision opened the door for the power of the Holy Spirit to teach truth to mankind. Thereby, people receive the gift for the passport to enter the kingdom and family of God. Without this power to oversee belief, faith and works, nobody can please God.

 

James 2:17: Thus also faith (belief, trust) by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Works include the royal law. * James 2:8: If you really fulfill (obey, perform) the royal law according to the Scripture (Leviticus 19:18): You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well. * Of course, without the power of the Holy Spirit, absolute failure is definite. We then break the law and sin against the royal and eternal law of God. * 1 John 3:4: Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

 

1 John 3:8-9: He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that HE might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for HIS seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God (with the Holy Spirit). * King David sinned greatly by breaking most of the royal law which includes the Ten Commandments. However, King David was punished, but forgiven with power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Psalm 19:7-9: The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandments of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. * Romans 7:12: Therefore, the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.

 

 

Acts 15:8-11: (Peter speaking) So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them (Gentiles) by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying theirs by faith. Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they. * Ephesians 2:8-10: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God….For we are HIS workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

 

Ephesians 2:1-2: And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. * Revelation 12:9: so the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world… *  However, many people think they have the gift of the Holy Spirit to purify their faith. The gift to most of the entire world is deceit from the Devil. The Devil works the entire world in disobedience to the eternal law of God, the Ten Commandments.

 

James 2:10-11: For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. For HE who said: Do not commit adultery, also said: Do not murder. Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. God also said: Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy (Exodus 20: 8, Deuteronomy 5:12). * Luke 6:5: And HE (Christ) said to them: The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.

 

 Genesis 2:2-3: And on the seventh day God ended HIS work which HE had done, and HE rested on the seventh day from all HIS work which HE had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it (Made holy), because in it HE rested from all HIS work which God had created and made. * Be blessed until we meet again. I remain your brother in Christ.

 

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