But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:
for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:13 [1898 Young’s Literal translation]
Everything that follows in these handbooks must be considered in the light of the above scripture, and it would do well to remember that Christians also commit sin.
Having experienced mercy it will be our joy to do the spiritual sacrifices detailed in the handbooks.
FELLOWSHIP: PEACE OFFERING
FEAST OF TABERNACLES MEETING
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess His Name."
The fellowship: peace sacrifice is voluntary and the New Testament equivalent is praise from our hearts, minds and lips in worship.
In Leviticus 3 we find the fellowship/ peace offering in which the blood, flesh and fat are consumed. Portion of the sacrifice is for the priest, God and person.
*- For the sake of praise, and is a thank offering to our God.
Sacrifice thank-offerings to God, fulfil your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honour me.
He who sacrifices thank-offerings honours me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.
Psalm 50:14, 15, and 23. [New International Version]
Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him all you peoples. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 117:1, 2. [New International Version]
Worship is by and in and through the Holy Spirit: -
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit; it grew in numbers, living in fear of the Lord.
Acts 9:31. [New International Version]
And we, who with faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18. [New International Version]
.......He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Titus 3:5. [New International Version]
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17. [New International Version]
Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.
And the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:33, 13:52. [New International Version]
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance.........?
Ephesians 1:13. [New International Version]
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13. [New International Version]
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22, 23. [New International Version]
Therefore I tell that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:3. [New International Version]
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14. [New International Version]
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of Sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
Romans 8:15. [New International Version]
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendour and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord the glory due to his name; bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in the splendour of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
Say among the nations "The Lord reigns." The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the people with equity. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth.
Psalm 96:1 - 13. [New International Version]
Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Saviour.
Psalm 24:3, 4, 5. [New International Version]
They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.
2 Chronicles 15:15b. [New International Version]
".....This is what the Lord says to you: `Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's....
...Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendour of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
Give thanks to the Lord,
for his love endures for ever."
As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against ..........,
and they were defeated.
2 Chronicles 20:15 through 22. [New International Version]
THERE SHOULD BE TIME GIVEN TO MAKE RIGHT WITH THE LORD IN TERMS OF VOWS AND PROMISES.
The Pastor should have major input into this area in terms of equipping the saints to do the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the Church).
See 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14.
Read and internalize 12:4 - 8.
INTERNALIZE ROMANS 7:4 TO 8:39
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August 17th 2016