Making of Menorah (Hanukkah)

  • One slab of Gold was beaten
  • Jesus was beaten and that brought forth the church from his side.
  • Jesus in the midst
  • All other lamp lights pointing towards the midst

Isaiah 53:4-5
American Standard Version (ASV)

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 

Lawful captives Redeemed

Redeem

Isaiah 49:24
World English Bible (WEB)

24 Shall the plunder be taken from the mighty,
    or the lawful captives (of the just) be delivered (exagorazó)?

http://biblehub.com/greek/1805.htm

  • Greek word : exagorazó
    • to redeem i. e. by payment of a price to recover from the power of another

http://biblehub.com/thayers/1805.htm

  • agora : market place
  • ex : buy out

Same word using in Galatians 3:13

Galatians 3:13
World English Bible (WEB)

13 Christ redeemed ( exagorazó ) us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,”[a]

notes:

  1. Galatians 3:13 Deuteronomy 21:23
  • Law doesn’t recognise doing your best
  • Law requires perfection

We are not under Law

Romans 10:4
World English Bible (WEB)

For Christ is the fulfillment[a] of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Notes:

  • Romans 10:4 or, completion, or end

Reverse all below curses

  • We are not under curse because Jesus paid the price.
  • So we could reverse all below curses
  • People are more aware of blessings but are generally not aware of curses.
  • So be aware of below curses and claim all blessings back.

Deuteronomy 28:15-68
World English Bible (WEB)

15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to Yahweh your God’s voice, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come on you, and overtake you. 16 You will be cursed in the city, and you will be cursed in the field. 17 Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed. 18 The fruit of your body, the fruit of your ground, the increase of your livestock, and the young of your flock will be cursed. 19 You will be cursed when you come in, and you will be cursed when you go out.20 Yahweh will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke, in all that you put your hand to do, until you are destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the evil of your doings, by which you have forsaken me. 21 Yahweh will make the pestilence cling to you, until he has consumed you from off the land, where you go in to possess it.22 Yahweh will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with fiery heat, with the sword, with blight, and with mildew. They will pursue you until you perish. 23 Your sky that is over your head will be brass, and the earth that is under you will be iron.24 Yahweh will make the rain of your land powder and dust. It will come down on you from the sky, until you are destroyed. 25 Yahweh will cause you to be struck before your enemies. You will go out one way against them, and will flee seven ways before them. You will be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 Your dead body will be food to all birds of the sky, and to the animals of the earth; and there will be no one to frighten them away. 27 Yahweh will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with the tumors, with the scurvy, and with the itch, of which you can not be healed. 28 Yahweh will strike you with madness, with blindness, and with astonishment of heart. 29 You will grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways. You will only be oppressed and robbed always, and there will be no one to save you. 30 You will betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her. You will build a house, and you won’t dwell in it. You will plant a vineyard, and not use its fruit. 31 Your ox will be slain before your eyes, and you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be violently taken away from before your face, and will not be restored to you. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and you will have no one to save you. 32 Your sons and your daughters will be given to another people. Your eyes will look, and fail with longing for them all day long. There will be no power in your hand. 33 A nation which you don’t know eat the fruit of your ground and all of your work. You will only be oppressed and crushed always; 34 so that the sights that you see with your eyes will drive you mad. 35 Yahweh will strike you in the knees and in the legs with a sore boil, of which you can not be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head. 36 Yahweh will bring you, and your king whom you will set over yourselves, to a nation that you have not known, you nor your fathers. There you will serve other gods of wood and stone. 37 You will become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where Yahweh will lead you away. 38 You will carry much seed out into the field, and will gather little in; for the locust will consume it.39 You will plant vineyards and dress them, but you will neither drink of the wine, nor harvest, because worms will eat them. 40 You will have olive trees throughout all your borders, but you won’t anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives will drop off. 41 You will father sons and daughters, but they will not be yours; for they will go into captivity.42 Locusts will consume all of your trees and the fruit of your ground.43 The foreigner who is among you will mount up above you higher and higher, and you will come down lower and lower. 44 He will lend to you, and you won’t lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail.45 All these curses will come on you, and will pursue you, and overtake you, until you are destroyed; because you didn’t listen to Yahweh your God’s voice, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you. 46 They will be for a sign and for a wonder to you and to your offspring[a] forever. 47 Because you didn’t serve Yahweh your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things; 48 therefore you will serve your enemies whom Yahweh sends against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in lack of all things. He will put an iron yoke on your neck, until he has destroyed you. 49 Yahweh will bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flies; a nation whose language you will not understand; 50 a nation of fierce facial expressions, that doesn’t respect the elderly, nor show favor to the young, 51 and they will eat the fruit of your livestock, and the fruit of your ground, until you are destroyed. They also won’t leave you grain, new wine, or oil, the increase of your livestock, or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish. 52 They will besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, in which you trusted, throughout all your land. They will besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which Yahweh your God has given you. 53 You will eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, whom Yahweh your God has given you, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemies will distress you. 54 The man who is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye will be evil toward his brother, toward the wife whom he loves, and toward the remnant of his children whom he has remaining; 55 so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left to him, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy will distress you in all your gates. 56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye will be evil toward the husband that she loves, toward her son, toward her daughter, 57 toward her young one who comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of all things, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy will distress you in your gates. 58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name, YAHWEH YOUR GOD; 59 then Yahweh will make your plagues fearful, and the plagues of your offspring,[b] even great plagues, and of long duration, and severe sicknesses, and of long duration. 60 He will bring on you again all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they will cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, Yahweh will bring them on you, until you are destroyed. 62 You will be left few in number, even though you were as the stars of the sky for multitude; because you didn’t listen to Yahweh your God’s voice. 63 It will happen that as Yahweh rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you, so Yahweh will rejoice over you to cause you to perish, and to destroy you. You will be plucked from off of the land where you go in to possess it. 64 Yahweh will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth. There you will serve other gods, which you have not known, you nor your fathers, even wood and stone. 65 Among these nations you will find no ease, and there will be no rest for the sole of your foot; but Yahweh will give you there a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and pining of soul. 66 Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will be afraid night and day, and will have no assurance of your life. 67 In the morning you will say, “I wish it were evening!” and at evening you will say, “I wish it were morning!” for the fear of your heart which you will fear, and for the sights which your eyes will see. 68 Yahweh will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way of which I told to you that you would never see it again. There you will sell yourselves to your enemies for male and female slaves, and nobody will buy you.

Confession is made unto Salvation

Romans 10:9-10
World English Bible (WEB)

that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.10 For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Meaning of Salvation

  • Vine and Thayer are two great Greek Scholars

Vine’s Definition

[ A-1,Noun,G4991, soteria ]
denotes deliverance, preservation, salvation.” “Salvation” is used in the NT

  • (a) of material and temporal deliverance from danger and apprehension,
  • (b) of the spiritual and eternal deliverance granted immediately by God to those who accept His conditions of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus, in whom alone it is to be obtained
  • (c) of the present experience of God’s power to deliver from the bondage of sin

Sourcehttp://studybible.info/vines/Salvation

Thayer’s Definition

  • deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation: deliverance from the molestation of enemies
  • preservation (of physical life)

Sourcehttp://biblehub.com/thayers/4991.htm

  • The day of molesting you is over
  • The day of bullying you is over

Philippians 2:9-11
World English Bible (WEB)

Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name; 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

  • Jesus name is above ALL disease names
  • Jesus name is above ALL demons

Isaiah 45:23-25
World English Bible (WEB)

23 I have sworn by myself.
    The word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and will not be revoked,
that to me every knee shall bow,
    every tongue shall take an oath.
24 They will say of me,
    ‘There is (1)righteousness and (2) strength(OZ in hebrew) only in Yahweh.’”
Even to him shall men come;
    and all those who raged against him shall be disappointed.
25 All the offspring of Israel will be (1) justified in Yahweh,
    and (2)(shall glory ) will rejoice!

  • Greatest oath ever : God sworn on Himself
  • He shall say : Isaiah saw you and I , He saw the teachings of today
  • First mention : the Lord is my strength : After the Lord opens the red sea, Moses told to the Lord
    • Strength means Oz : If its considering man, its is for Physical strength.
    • Moses lived till 120 years ( and he was strong )
  1. Justified
  2. People shall see through your body ( the Glory ) via health , healing, radiant face..

Romans 4:5-10
World English Bible (WEB)

But to him who doesn’t work, but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness. Even as David also pronounces blessing on the man to whom God counts righteousness apart from works,

“Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man whom the Lord will by no means charge with sin.” 

Is this blessing then pronounced on the circumcised, or on the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. 10 How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

Romans 4:13-15
World English Bible (WEB)

13 For the promise to Abraham and to his offspring that he should be heir of the world wasn’t through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect. 15 For the law produces wrath, for where there is no law, neither is there disobedience.

 

Sin of Approach

This was not a sin of Morality

  • Morality is important
  • But its not in this context

1 John 3:10-12
New King James Version (NKJV)

10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. 11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.

Genesis 3:17
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.

Genesis 4:3-8
New King James Version (NKJV)

And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell (Self Righteousness fell).

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

  • Jesus worn the crown of thorns to redeem us from the curse
  • First murder is over approach to God
  • Innocent Lamp for the guilty = Jesus for you and me

Sacrifice

  • You laid hand on the Lamp
  • You are the Lamp
  • Lamp is you

The Lamb of God

John 1:29
New King James Version (NKJV)

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Don’t need to go for course which says steps to hear God

Genesis 4:5-6
New King James Version (NKJV)

but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?

What is doing well? 

  • If you offer well, will you  not be accepted?

Genesis 4:6-7
New King James Version (NKJV)

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

  • Cain didn’t do well. Cain didn’t believe on the righteousness by Faith
  • Righteousness by faith.
    • Doing well : you are practicing Righteousness.

Sin lies at the door

  • Personification of an animal lying at the door of the tabernacle where God’s presence is
    • I believe there was a tabernacle.
  • At the gate of Eden presence of God was there.
  • They brought the offering to the gate.

Hebrew 

  • Crouching : Male form
  • Animal : Female form
  • can also mean sin and also sin offering

What God did for Cain? 

  • God brought a lamp all the way to the door of Cain
  • “sin offering lying at the door”
  • “sin offering desire is for you”
  • “it’s wants to be sacrificed”
  • “you will rule over it, it won’t run away”

Genesis 4:7
Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.’

“God make things really hard” – Is it true?

  • Is it hard to be saved?

Romans 10:8-9
New King James Version (NKJV)

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

End result of Self Righteousness

  • Bitter
  • Angry
  • Jealous

“Love of the Father” was in John

  • John was the only one who stood near the foot of the cross.
  • Told himself “Disciple whom Jesus loved” – Practiced God’s love for Him
    • 5 Time “Disciple whom Jesus loved” being used.
    • You find John loving Jesus
    • That is the time he was loving Jesus most.
    • But John wan’t conscious of Him loving Jesus the most.
  • John is full of “Beloved”
    • Reference : http://biblehub.com/greek/27.htm
    • Beloved in Greek : agapétos
    • agapétos means “you loved ones”, “as beloved by God, Christ, and one another”
    • Remind one another they they are loved.
      • Family
      • Friends

Be Patient

Love’s first Characteristic

  • Love suffers long

1 Corinthians 13:4-6
New King James Version (NKJV)

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

Ephesians 5:25
New King James Version (NKJV)

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

Who will deliver me?

Romans 7:24-25
New King James Version (NKJV)

24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

Who will deliver me?

  • Not what formula will deliver me
  • Not what ideas will deliver me
  • Not what tactics might deliver me
  • Not what resolution might deliver me

Jesus Christ our Lord will deliver us

Jesus is the Bath who makes your clean

  • You don’t clean yourself before taking a bath

Bath makes you clean

  • Jesus makes you clean

John 13:9-11
New King James Version (NKJV)

Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”

10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.”

Its not

Salvation

  • Its not You make yourself clean then you will be saved
  • Its not You make yourself clean then accept Jesus

Real Salvation

  • You first accept Jesus then Jesus will clean you
  • You will be cleansed after taking a bath
  • You don’t clean yourself before taking a bath

Salvation in your Mouth

Romans 10:8-10
New King James Version (NKJV)

But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Confession is made unto Salvation

Romans 10:8-10
New King James Version (NKJV)

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”[a] (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.