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General Ministry    
BIBLE  COUNSEL  - Section  E
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Some  Thoughts  On  Ministry
The writer does not want to press on readers the ministry herein, but share thoughts and pray God will reveal the Word of Truth to those who are exercised thereby.  No one can be "pressed" into truth.  Those with concerns may feel free to write for some help or clarification. The desire is to help seekers.   -RLD:  aninterface@hotmail.com  


WORSHIP AND WORSHIPPING
  It is fairly evident in the Word of God that there is both a personal aspect and a collective aspect of worship. One is private thoughts of homage and adoration, and the other is mutual acts of honor, praise, and exaltation. While we don't want to dichotomize the subject, we want to make some distinctions, show something of what worship is, and help the saints to glorify God. J. N. Darby, a gifted Bible scholar of early 1800's, expressed worship of God thus: "It is the honor and adoration which are rendered to God by reason of what He is in Himself, and what He is for those who render it" (CW, Vol.7, p.88). It is the privilege of believers as "a holy priesthood" (I Pet.2:5).

  We could not know how to honor God in worship if He did not show us what is pleasing to Himself. We must not, therefore, deviate from the Word of God and be innovative (Ex.32:2-4; Lev.10:1; Luke 22:19-20; John 4:23-24). We ought to search the Scriptures (Acts 17:11), and apply worship as God shows us, not as we reason. We see the entering of the Spirit into "born again" saints when they receive the Lord Jesus (note John 16:7-14). That is the presence of the Godhead ---the silent teacher. We do not speak to the Spirit, but directly to God and our Savior. Surely we ought to give thanks, show love, and worship in the spirit and truth. Let us remember we only have our present time to honor God as shown, and "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven" (Matt.6:19-21).

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THOUGHTS  ON  ISRAELITE  RELIGION
About Judaism
   I would say, brother, that since you are not a Jew, you don't need to think much about conforming to that religion of olden times, which  ended  in the advent of Jesus Christ and His Cross (Israel's Messiah which the mainstream Jews even today reject). Read the Old Testament as history to  learn about the Israelite religion as a type of what was to come later in the New Testament, and to learn about our Creator-God ---Israel's hope, and God's dealing with mankind in general. The prophets of Israel foretold the coming of their Messiah (note the book of Isaiah and meditate also on Matthew 27:50-51); speaking of Him who fulfilled the promise of God for Israel and all mankind, who the Israelites crucified as shown in the Gospel books of our present Bible.

  Our faith today should be Christianity where we should live as unto Jesus Christ ---the real sacrifice on the altar, rather than animals ---fulfilling God's promise to Israel (meditate on Hebrews 10); though a study of the OT is important to understand many of the ways and mind of our Creator-God. It shows the hope of Israel later after the Millenium on the new earth (meditate on Isaiah 65:17-19; Eph. 1:10; Rev. 7; Rev. 21:1; etc.).

  Some professing Christians today view Christianity as an extension of the Israelite religion, which it is not; but is a NEW TESTAMENT to form the spiritual "Bride" for Christ (see John 3:29; Rev. 22:17). Jews today should let go of the past and receive their Messiah --our Lord and Savior (Jesus: the biblical "Bride-groom") ---read the Bible Epistle to the Hebrews. You can get sound ministry at the Biblecounsel.net web site on Christianity, and put the Israelite religion (so-called Judaism) in its proper place. Israel will see their restoration as a people and nation after the Millennium time yet to come, but Israelites today will not be a part of that, and if they continue to reject Jesus Christ they will perish without the true blood sacrifice ---being Jesus Christ replacing the animal types of olden time. Now, I recommend using the venerable KJV Bible, friend, for seeing the mind of God more clearly, which has been studied over 300-400 years by scholars; and find the Scofield KJV Study Bible very helpful in upholding word meanings ---obtainable at Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, IL.     --R. L. DeWitt: Or; 01/2016; add 2020.

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