When I started this journey back in October, I believed it would be a one and done. However, as we start this the third installment, the picture of what I thought obedience was and how Jesus fulfilled the law has expanded to a depth, hard to find words to describe it.
I used to tell my son to not spill his milk, because I was afraid he would spill the milk. I never saw past it and constantly repeated that phrase and scared him. I tried to prevent an experience I thought was bad and missed an opportunity to grow deeper with my son. As we discuss the Torah, understand this is not about preventing us from living, but learning how to live the life God gave each of us.
What I believe should be required reading for all Christians and what I will be referring to in this teaching are the two following books:
- Restoration- Returning the Torah of God to the Disciples of Jesus by D. Thomas Lancaster found at First Fruits of Zion
- Pagan Christianity-Frank Viola and George Barna
Picking up where we left off last time, I realized while sitting in Kansas where once there was a heavy veil, torn asunder upon Jesus’ death, I replaced it with a sheer of my choosing, a barrier used to keep the full essence of Christ out of my life. The spirit of the word propitiate act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity), became real. I was beginning to understand the differences between the Covenant of the Law, its pitfalls without the correct heart application and the Covenant of Grace. The points we are discussing are:
- Obeying God’s law
- Choosing which laws to obey
- Don’t judge me as a weapon of silence
As I write this, God brought a novel to mind. In Stephen King’s book, Needful Things, many of the characters in the story, purchase a special item which feeds a desire from a recently established Knick Knack shop. For one character, she wanted to be rid of her arthritis pain. She found a necklace and while she wore the pain vanished. Another saw themselves differently with a set of sunglasses and kept gazing endlessly in a mirror. As the story continues, we find that the town will go to great lengths to hold on to their one item at the expense of others. The characters in the book traded their souls to hold on to the one item they felt would solve an issue in their life that prevented them from enjoying life to the fullest. Continue reading
Sitting in a Kansas hotel reading my daily meditation by my buddy Oswald Chambers, it was brought to my attention, that when I speak and think of God, I speak of a deity who is in charge. I revere Him; I obey Him on the promise of eternal covering. There is no doubt that over the past three writings, we have discussed evil, truth haters and laying out the foundation of who really is charge; Our Father who art in Heaven. We have discussed Free Will and Justice. Free Will with which we purchase our ticket to our final destination, whether you choose to believe or not. Justice in that God is just and will provide judgment, based on His never changing laws, but that does not mean, He doesn’t love you. Just like our children, we love them regardless of their behavior. Disappointed, maybe, but we still love them. We have also discussed iniquity, that which the world continues to spread, without regard to God’s decree’s. Eventually God will sound the ending of all our little tantrums to get our own way.
All of this is the Truth! We know that, He is the creator of the world; He has established a covenant with His people. We have discussed the mindset of My Life, My Rules and His House , His Rules. AND yet after all that, I, Roland Jutras, am content obeying the rules to please my Father in Heaven.
You might ask, what are you getting at, isn’t that the point? Continue reading
Nestled between the Cherubic Mountains, High Command’s Intelligence Division had recently converted a majestic mountain chateau into its central base of operations. With its picturesque lake just to the front and a fertile valley that stretched for miles to the left, there was nothing left for the imagination to conjure. The landscape was breathtakingly vivid and the lake sparkled like a sea of diamonds as the wind very gently brushed the surface and the sun set past the water’s edge.
General Mikel wearing a red cape over his towering build and dark shoulder length hair was an imposing figure to say the least who was embracing the view in front of him. He had recently been asked to gather intel of the seemingly ageless conflict. He had spent the day meeting with various lieutenants trying to ascertain the condition of his forces and the surprisingly competent rag tag army they were in charge of. Tired from the mixed reports he was receiving, he tried to take this moment and clear his thoughts, when his favorite junior officer was presented. Continue reading
In your corner wearing white, from the realm of the big angels, our number one contender. Today we will discuss Supernatural, Seeker Sensitive Churches, what they do, what they say and what they might not be disclosing to you outright. This writing is broken into three rounds first the background and second the challenge of professed end time views and the unveiling.
I’ve heard before is it not good practice to criticize or speak about another ministry in a negative manner. I am sure it goes back to verses Mark 9:38-41.
38 John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is for us.
However, two verses later, this is just as powerful as the first.
42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
But what do you do if you see something or hear something that completely goes against what you know to be true. What do you say when an underlying belief is not readily told. Continue reading
Did you know that when I see someone with a booger hanging out I very kindly go up to that person and “Hey, you might need a tissue.” or “Dude you have a hanger.” In past I would have not said a word and let that person continue on, and think how funny that was that everyone would see what that one person did not see. I am sure we all know what I am talking about.
God, as I looked in the mirror I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs and warn everyone of the false doctrines and the end of world views that is slowly poisoning and reconstructing the many teachings and descriptions of You , Jesus and Israel and the world to come. I can see the twisting of the truth , but it is hard to see the falsehoods if you are not paying attention. Some seem harmless but others are making me crazy by how they are taking your simple message adding works to salvation as if your grace wasn’t enough, before you will come again and in some cases it is heretical. I see messages that diminish your power by focusing to strengthen ours, all with Jesus bumper stickers plastered all over it. New or repackaged lines of thought that effect the spiritual themes we hear. It is frightening to me how these” new movements of god”, not all of them, can effect how we walk out our faith and point us to a false grace and redefine spiritual authority. Dominion Theology, Kingdom Now, Replacement Theology, New Covenant Theology and many more that in some way are coupled with how we are to treat Israel, the nation. This has ramifications if not taken seriously. Continue reading