The Bible says this:
“And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.” Acts 28:23 (KJV)
There are many misled regarding the “Law of Moses” as opposed to the “Gospel of Christ”, and believe one survived the others, one superseded the other, one greater than the other. Yet when you examine the text, written by who many consider the “greater” of all the Apostles, yet in the Gospel Dispensation used the “Law of Moses” in order to teach about Christ SINCE there was no New Testament written! So, if this is the case, how can one dispel the “Law of Moses” as being insignificant, invalid or obsolete? The problem is not the Law of Moses inasmuch as it is the lack of understanding regarding the essence of the Gospel of Christ.
Many do not realize this but the seven feasts of Leviticus 23, part of the Torah, or the so-called Mosaic Law explains the Gospel in its totality. Consider this fact: “Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruit & Pentecost” called the “Spring Feasts” represent the life and character of Christ. “Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles” called the “Fall Feasts” are fulfilled when Christ returns. Did you get it? If these feasts, the Law of Moses is to be fulfilled AT THE APPEARANCE OF CHRIST, then how can the Law of Moses be obsolete? In fact, if you do not understand how these feasts shows every step in the salvation of man, then you do not understand the Gospel or your understanding of it is superficial and not solidly established.
The key to understanding the totality, perfection of these feast is described, by God, in the first three verses of Lev. 23, and the sanctity and perpetuity of it is established in the 3rd verse. Read it for yourself.
Those who tell you the Law of Moses has no significance during the Gospel Covenant or Dispensation do not know what they’re talking about and misleading millions in their erroneous views. How can something end when it has not been fulfilled? And this is the other point I wish to clarify. If you look at the meme I used where it states, “Christ is the ‘end’ of the Law of Moses” is the key. While Christ is the “end”, the “end” has not yet come! The first part of the feasts, the Spring Feasts were fulfilled at the “first advent” of Christ. But you and I, don’t we, believe in the “second advent” and are looking forward to that time? What announces the second return of Christ? Is it not the sound of a “trumpet”? When Christ returns, doesn’t it mean “Judgment” (Day of Atonement) has taken place? And when we join Christ in heaven, aren’t we then “tabernacling” with Him? So, how can the Law of Moses have concluded its purpose when it is only half fulfilled?
Secondly, and this is key, too: The Ten Commandments IS NOT the Law of Moses. Moses was merely the recipient of them on Mt. Sinai, but the Ten Commandments were given long before Moses even existed. Look at the events surrounding the giving of the heavenly manna teaching those who had known about the Sabbath and forgotten it due to their Egyptian experience. Did not the manna come before the actual given of the Ten Commandments? You, too, may be undergoing your “Egyptian experience” of slavery to man’s ideologies, pagan beliefs and slavery in worship of these so-called truths, and God will call you out of this time (Third Angel’s Message – Rev. 14) so you are able to enter into the promised land (heaven).
Read this. Understand this. Know this and then follow this because none other message you might have heard yesterday (Sunday worship) can even stand up against what you have just read today.
(Bro. Roy’s Note: in the second meme you will notice the word “rapture”. This denotes ONLY the actual and visual Second Return of Christ, not in any way “secret” as many churches falsely teaches.)
October 17, 2016