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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Rising of the Day Star, continued
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (Colossians 1:27)
The things and incidents of the Old Testament were written for our instruction. Everybody knows that. They are a light shining in a dark place. How is it true then that the Old Testament does not apply to us? If the Old Testament does not apply to us then forget about the 23rd and 91st Psalms.
We have crazy teaching today!
The commandments of the Old Testament and the New Testament concern righteous, holy behavior and obedience to God. We are to keep all of these commandments by the wisdom and power of the grace God gives to us. They are a light shining in a dark place. This is true also of the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit.All of the blessings and graces of God lead to one thing: the rising of the Day Star in our heart.
We are to keep the commandments of God by the help God gives us much greater help now than was true under any preceding covenant.
However, keeping the commandments of God is not the new covenant but leads us to the new covenant.
I hope you took note of the preceding sentence for it is the heart of what we are saying to you.
The new covenant is the rising of the Day Star in our heart.
We spoke in a previous essay of the two day stars. Jesus Christ is a day star and Satan (Lucifer) is a day star. Both day stars speak of the new age to come.
The New Agers refer to the new age as "the Age of Aquarius," the age of the water bearer. Their God is Lucifer.
Jesus Christ refers to the new age as the Kingdom of God. Jesus' God is the Father.
Both day stars have their throne in the heart of man.
Now you have to make up your mind which day star you wish to follow, whom you want in your heart. Lucifer is offering you the water of moral filth. Jesus Christ is offering you the water of eternal life.
Deep in your heart you want either Satan or Jesus. You are going to get what you want so rejoice.
Some poor soul will think, "I really want Jesus but I think in my heart I want Satan." If you are in this condition ask God to make you want to want Jesus. God will work with your "want to wants." The truth is you really do want Jesus but you recognize the depravity of your fallen nature. Not to fear! God will pull you up out of the slime if you ask Him.
All those who hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled. This is the promise of God.
If we are to enter the new covenant we must keep God's commandments. We have to do this in our adamic nature as God's grace enables us. God will make it possible for us to do what He has commanded us if we will pray, read the Bible, confess our sins and turn away from them, serve, give, seek the gifts of the Spirit, assemble with fervent Christians, and do all else that is part of the life of the disciple.
But keeping God's commandments in our adamic nature by His grace is not the new covenant. The new covenant is the rising of the Day Star in our heart. However we will never enter the new covenant, the rising of the Day Star, except as we by God's help keep His commandments. We will not be entrusted with the greater except as we are faithful in the lesser.
To be continued.