Oct20SunOctober 20, 2019
Happy Feast of Tabernacles!
The Feast of Booths Commemorating the Children of Israel Dwelling in Tents in the Wilderness.
"Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD...Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth dayshall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein…Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD." (Lev. 23:34, 36, 38)
Peter was sent to the Jews although he was used to open the door to the Gentiles. Paul was sent to the Gentiles although he possessed the knowledge and training to minister to the Jews. Jesus revealed a greater revelation of the purpose and mission of the Church than what He gave to Peter. Paul revealed the one new man in Christ, made of Jew and Gentile: "Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace (Eph. 2:15).”
Paul revealed there is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free, Barbarian, Scythian; “we are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11).” Society may view this differently but the people of God are not of this world and see things from God’s perspective. Paul basically obliterates the notion of one being better than the other, preferred over the other, superior to the other, or any other notion that gives status, prejudice, advantage, etc., ingrained in society. Jesus makes the playing field level. Everyone has an opportunity and all must abide by the same rules in Jesus. Jesus (Christ) Is All, and In All, is what matters.
Step into it!
(To be continued next week 10/27/19)