Summary: Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus Yahshuah, My brothers and sisters, in Christ Jesus Yahshuah. I come before you to speak to you about a subject of defiance,
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid
(March 4, 2020)
“Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?(Romans 2: 21-22, King James Version [KJV]).
Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus Yahshuah,
My brothers and sisters, in Christ Jesus Yahshuah. I come before you to speak to you about a subject of defiance, an issue-at-hand, a moral turpitude that renders the defiant one the guilt that comes out of that darkness. The unsettling that is more so than the story of Job, Are you holier than the God you serve?
[Job 4: 17, King James Version (KJV) , “Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?”]. The issue is sacrilege, with Job and Jesus, this was man’s issue that some strongly felt and still feel was born out of a woman but harnessed in the heart of man that created such abominable anger in man that made man not only judge His God but killed His God, our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus Yahshuah. The horribly corruptible hate of man towards His God was to say in his heart, I can kill God, which thereby manifested in such dark thoughts that personally I do not think man could go deeper in the abyss of disbelief than that —- a view of mine shared by many that read the story of Jesus, the Holy Bible, King James Version.
Most importantly, we think of the sacrificial lamb, Jesus Christ who took away the sins of man, resurrection in three days from the darkness of the grave — the eternal sacrifice. We know the holy scriptures revealed what it was like before Christ Jesus became the sacrifice of man, for peace, for whether the people suffered because they did not eat their sacrificial meat fast enough or the people suffered because they could not afford to sacrifice and pay the high priests to take away their sins, cleanse them and make them white as snow. According to Leviticus (19: 1-8, KJV):
“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God.
And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord, ye shall offer it at your own will. It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire. And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted. Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the Lord: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.”
This is why we must not let history repeat itself, for in our thoughts if and when we say the problem is always leadership, then what is the resolution? What is the answer? No matter how much man tried to hide the feelings of rancor towards God, those reactions witnessed in the holy scriptures and in the gospel readings revealed man’s need and desire to steal away the power of their God [Matthew 4: 1-2, KJV, Jesus was led by the Spirit in the wilderness and after he fasted 40 days and nights he was hungry and Satan tempted him]; to kill their God [high priest Caiaphas did not accept the first punishment of Jesus, insisted on death]; and, to destroy their God [the high priest’s influence over the people to question all the Godly decisions made by Jesus, calling it blasphemy or sacrilege, therefore denying that Jesus was God with the power of God].
More importantly, we clearly see here that in the story of Job, his friend, Eliphaz the Temanite made note that the people accepted Job’s counsel, giving him power and authority to witness the truth to them and guide them through life’s pitfalls, stumbling blocks, trials and tribulations, which in his friend’s heart and mind placed Job above those he witnessed to and counseled, giving him God-like, power and authority.[Job 4: 1-8, KJV]. Therefore, his friend could not quantify or qualify, in the hours Job spent with the people without complaints coming for them about his way in God’s way or qualify in the sincerity of those decisions made in counseling, why Job received at the hand of Satan the same punishment as a hard-core, non-repentant sinner? [Job 4: 5, 7, KJV, “But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee and thou art troubled. ... Remember, I pray thee, whoever perished being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?”]. We find, that Satan disconcertedly tempted Jesus, to worship him and made fun of the Angels that cared for Jesus, [Matthew 4: 6-10, KJV], when he was still able to confront and eventually take the life of God, for Jesus, the Godman was the Son of God, with all power and authority. Yet, the power of possession that Satan used on the disciples, Judas Iscariot [Luke 22: 3, KJV, “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.”; John 13: 27, “ And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. “], Peter [Mark 8: 33, KJV, “But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.”], and the people of God [Luke 4: 33-36, KJV]: