Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Oracles or first principles of Christ.

The Oracles or first principles of Christ.
The bible is a Jewish book.
Romans 11:25 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is my covenant unto them, (JEWISH NATION) when I shall take away their sins. ( This was Paul writing to us Gentiles so we could understand what Jesus said in Luke 21:
Luke 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, (AD 70) then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. ( This was Paul writing Romans 11:25 to us Gentiles so we could understand what Jesus said in Luke 21: The christian Jews and Gentiles left Jerusalem in a great Cloud of dust, most were already gone.
So we have had the days of Vengenance in AD 70.

Paul to the Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? 2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed (All) the oracles of God.3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? We are to provoke the Jew to What?) "Jealousy" Romans 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. (Gentiles) (Have we as saved Gentiles done this yet?)

Romans 11:11 I say then, Have they (the Jews) stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
The oracles of God occurs just three times in the Bible. Paul is emphasizing the great privilege and responsibility that was committed to the Jews when God gave His "oracles" to them, a word implying "divinely inspired utterances."> (The Common wealth of Isreal.) >What is it? Not the Ten Commanants! Steven althought called them Lively oracles. Paul said when the commandment came sin revived and I died. (When the Law was given at Mount Sinai we died also.
At Mount Sinai 3000 fell but at the Pentecost 3000 lived. So the law is aganst us it brings death, but the Oracles in Hebrews 6 brings life to the teachers and the hearers. See Romans 7:8-10
Romans 7:8-10 8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. (Got it )  9 For (we) I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and (we) I died. (Got it?,) 10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
Then the author of Hebrews rebuked those Hebrew Christians who had still not learned the very "first principles of the oracles of God," despite having been professing Christians for a long time (Hebrews 5:12). Finally, the apostle Peter urged his readers: "If any man speak, (Or write?) let him speak as the oracles of God" (1Peter 4:11.) That is, anyone who presumes to speak for the Lord must "Preach the word" (II Timothy 4:2). It is not our words, but His words that are "quick, and powerful" (Hebrews 4:12). The fact, Stephen called them "the lively [or `living'] oracles" (Acts 7:37-38). NIV 37 "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people." (He meant JESUS) 38 He was in the assembly in the desert, with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers; and he received living words to pass on to us. Deut. 18:15
Paul to Timothy below.
2 Timothy 4:2 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
The ten Commandants was taught to them in the wilderness before they were written on stone.)
Jewish Christans in Hebrews and also us Gentiles today.
Hebrews 5:12 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
He mentions Christ Jesus as being " Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchizedek." In the Old Testament, the oracles of God, Melchizedek was held forth as an eminent type of Christ; and the account we there have of him contains many gospel mysteries. These mysteries the apostle was willing to point out to the Christian Hebrews; but he apprehended, that through their weakness in knowledge, they would not understand him; and therefore breaks off for the present from saying any thing about Melchizedek. (No meat for for them then at this time in this letter.)
There is an order of the way we teach the Oracles of Hebrews chapter six.
In Hebrew the word oracle is DEBIR (#1687 in Strong's). John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God". John 1:14: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
Does the Word oracle mean the Word of God in the New Testament? I Peter 4:11; Hebrews 5:12; Romans 3:1-2; Acts 7:38.
1 Peter 4:11 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Preach the word, 1 repentance from dead works, 2 faith toward God, 3 baptisms, 4 laying on of hands, 5 resurrection of the dead, 6 eternal judgment. This was the word to the Christian Hebrews. Hebrews chapter 6
2 Timothy 4:2 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. (No doubt this was the doctrine of the Apostles.)
Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
Luke 4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. (And the Lords Supper.)
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
A gathering in the Church or Home, heres what happens.
1Corinthians 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
NOW WHAT IS THE WORD? "All six principles or oracles of Christ." What is the law? "Death."
Steven > Acts 7:38 This is he, (Meaning JESUS) that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him (Moses) in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us: (Christ was preached to them coming out of Egypt and in the wilderness.)
Hebrews 6 :1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of (1) repentance from dead works, and of (2) faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of (3) baptisms, and of (4) laying on of hands, and of (5) resurrection of the dead, and of (6) eternal judgment. (So there there or six of them here.)
Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, (1) Repent, and be (2) baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the (gift of the Holy Ghost. KJV 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off,> (Jews and Gentiles) even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Acts 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. "(JESUS)" 32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
When a person teaches the doctrine of Christ he must teach all six in Hebrews.Then on to perfection.
In all these references, it is clear that these "oracles of God"--that is, the Holy Scriptures--constitute the very utterances of the living God. They were given to and through believing Jews and are preserved for us now in our Bibles. They obviously should be believed, studied, obeyed, and proclaimed by all who consider themselves to be like Jesus.
The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is the agent of God’s regenerating of the human soul, effecting the change by the instrumentality of the Word of God (John 1:12-13, 3:5-8, Titus 3:5, James 1:17-18, 1 Pet. 1:21-25, etc.). This process of renewing the soul into the image of Christ continues all through the believer’s life until its consummation in the very presence of Jesus himself (John 15:3, 17:17, Rom. 12:1-2, 1Cor. 2:9-16, 2Cor. 3:17-18, 4:4, etc. concluding with
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
We can not restore Apostles but we can teach their doctrines and live by them.
The fact that many people reject the Bible, even claiming it is wrong in what it teaches, is irrelevant. Such claims merely display human arrogance. God's Word has been "for ever settled in heaven" and "is true from the beginning"
(Psalm 119:89, 160. It will endure even after this present world has passed away (Matthew 24:35 and will finally be the criterion by which its detractors will be judged in the last day (Revelation 20:12, 22:18-19.)
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Psalm 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Revelation 22:18,19, 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Brother Dillard Munsell All from the HOLY BOOK Pass it on to those who are hungry for the Life and bread of life of JESUS dillmunsell@yahoo.com. 6:30 bible study. Wed.