As the Lord has been working prophetically with Rabbi Jonathan, finding laws in the New Covenant and grace in the Old, we explored the later, in as early as the torah. In Genesis 6:8, God had become increasingly disappointed in the evil of man, yet He extended grace to his servant Noah. Are we not also commanded in Deuteronomy 22:4, to do so when our brother or his livestock, has fallen? Genesis 18:22 offers yet another perspective, where Yahweh intended to destroy a city, but man negotiated with Him, and effected grace. If the Almighty can hear people out, should not we do the same? Finally, in Exodus 4:10, Moses told Adonai that he was not eloquent in speech (able), yet grace and trust was extended, as Moses later became the spokesman for God’s Chosen People (Israel). The audio recording is http://messiahechad.org/private/11-apr-2015/; now go extend some Old Testament Grace!
Just as our Messiah began the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Matthew 26:17), we observed the Passover Seder of Exodus 12. Our lamb was grilled, the herbs were spicy, and we decreased by removing leaven, so that He could increase. We even shared this richness with churches and sojourners, who were Jewish in their spirits, and Circumcised in their hearts (Romans 12:28-29). And speaking of outreach, how many know that although we died spiritually (Genesis 2:17), the ultimate sacrifice gave His life on a Wednesday Passover Sabbath (John 19:31), remained dead for 72 hours (Mathew 12:40), then arose Saturday at Sunset, before the first day (John 20:1)? This resurrection news (and calendar) is everlasting life, unlike talk of chocolate eggs, which some believe are laid by rabbits… just saying. Enjoy the message http://messiahechad.org/private/04-apr-2015-g9l/, and see you on 11 April at 03pm, for Mahoney-Hilario-Dade, Live in Praise.