Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 28 (The Commandments of God, Part 1: The True Light Now Shineth!)

By admin On July 26th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 28

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The Commandments of God, Part 1: The True Light Now Shineth!

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“Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the Word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.” 1st John 2:7, 8

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A certain nice lady who was speaking of the Ten Commandments made the following observation about the Christian life… “Well, it’s only just ten little rules that we have to obey! Just ten little rules!”

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A SYNOPSIS OF THE WHOLE BIBLE

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When Christians begin to focus on the Ten Commandments, instead of Jesus as the main centerpiece of the Bible, there quite often begins to be a disconnect between the Ten Commandments and the rest of the Bible.

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In other words, very many of those who hold the Ten Commandments up as the supreme Law of God, tend to forget that the Ten Commandments are merely a synopsis of the whole Bible, in its entirety!

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NOT A MERE LAUNDRY LIST OF 10 LITTLE RULES

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nuvola_apps_package_editors.svgYes, the Ten Commandments were greatly the centerpiece of the Old Testament. And yes, they were given the supreme position within the Ark of the Testament of God.

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And yet, the Ten Commandments are definitely not some little laundry-list of rules we must obey. And far too many Christians erroneously think that they need not read the entire Bible to fully understand those, “ten little rules”.

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THE TRUE LIGHT THAT NOW SHINES

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But listen to the Apostle, John… “Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cano_-_San_Juan.jpg Word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.” 1st John 2:7, 8

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The Apostle, John here was speaking of the True Light that is now shining, being the Lord Jesus Christ. In other words, John was revealing that the revelation of Jesus Christ in the four Gospels, now gives clarity to the Old Testament Law. And now, the Ten Commandments, plus the rest of the Old Testament laws, only now begin to be truly understood, as we look at them in the light of the Lord Jesus as He walked through this world. 

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PAUL’S WRITINGS

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When Paul was addressing the Corinthians, he made this following declaration…“If anyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.” 1st Corinthians 14:37

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Paul was very bold here in stating that his admonitions to the Corinthians were the commandments of the Lord. His letters were much more than the words of a man. They were an integral part of the infallible Word of God! They were every bit as important as the Ten Commandments! As a matter of fact, Paul’s writings gave greater insight into the Ten Commandments! 

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JESUS NOW THE CENTERPIECE

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And so, anyone who attempts to separate the Ten Commandments from the rest of the Bible reveals that he or she does not truly understand the Ten Commandments, nor the Bible!

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When Jesus entered upon the world stage, God was making the shift from the Ten Commandments to Jesus as the true centerpiece of the Bible. 

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And even more than that, both the Ten Commandments, plus every other law and precept in Scripture can only be truly understood as we attempt to see them in that, “true light that now shineth”, Jesus Christ! 

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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Now the Good News is this: God is holding back the four winds for a little longer that Hishttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg people might correct such erroneous ideas as today’s devotional has presented.

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The Bible says… “I have seen an end of all perfection: but Thy commandment is exceeding broad.”  Psalm 119:96

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As this above verse reveals, Jesus Christ is that, “end of all perfection”. It is He that gives true breadth and depth to the Old Testament! And during the remaining time here, we really need to read and contemplate both the New and Old Testaments against the backdrop of that perfect light, Jesus Christ!

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TO READ PART 2, CLICK HERE…AUGUST 15 (The Commandments of God, Part 2: Rethinking Removing 10 Commandments)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to constantly study the whole and entire Bible, that I may have a greater comprehension of what it is all about…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Planet of Rest: “What is the True Sabbath?”, or you can also read this shorter article…November 20th (The True Centerpiece of the Bible)

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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EARTH: PLANET OF REST

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Counting the Sun as the 1st heavenly sphere, the Earth is the 4th heavenly sphere. If we extend our theory (and it’s just a theory) that God created our solar system to correspond to the commandments, the Sun corresponding to the 1st Commandment,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Globeblack.PNG then Planet Earth would correspond to the 4th Commandment: the Seventh-day Sabbath.

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And so, on the very planet that corresponds to the commandment that exalts the idea of “peace” and “rest”, there exists very little peace. And very little rest. Ironic, isn’t it? 

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And so the 4th member of our solar system, being Planet Earth, will be the host for this article.

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FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Planet of Rest: “What is the True Sabbath?”

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TOMORROW…

JULY 29 (Am I A Deist? Part 1: Insurance)

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS STUDY #574 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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