making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. It became flesh! Brethren there is no Capitol on the word, “word” in the bible except in the Trinitarian bibles of the late 1500s A word is neither a he or she but an It. See below
For He whom God (our Father) has sent(Jesus) speaks the words of God,(Our God and father) for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”
[ Four Fishermen Called as Disciples ] So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret,
Below Shining Light Blog writer James Malm, comments today!
This is further brought out when we understand that the Mosaic and the New Covenant are both Marriage covenants with the Messiah, and that as the wife of the Creator we are obligated to fully obey our Husband. This is then made even more binding that obedience to a Husband when we see teh commandments to honor our father, which refers first and foremost to our Father in heaven. Therefore no man has any authority to make any change to any part of the Word of God. (Especially when changing words to fit our dogma!)
We need to really understand that teh Mosaic Covenant was a Marriage Covenant and that covenant ENDED with the death of the Husband! From the moment of the death of the Husband; the Mosaic Covenant AND the seat of Moses ended and from the moment of Jesus ascension and acceptance by the Father the New Covenant of a spiritual priesthood was confirmed. Then Jesus Christ became the High Priest of the New Covenant; see the whole book of Hebrews.
Those who have been called out of all nations to a New Covenant; and accepted that calling by the ordinance of baptism, become part of a NEW NATION of a spiritual Israel! After the washing of baptism the laying on of hands and the gift of the holy spirit; is an ORDINATION into the Royal Priesthood of Jesus Christ!
Brethren, while their are different responsibilities; ALL the called out are priests of Jesus Christ
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.wide open:
They also took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought back word to us, saying, ‘It is a good land which the Lord our God is giving us.’
You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God drives them out from before you, and that He may fulfill the word which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Then the Lord delivered to me two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words which the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
Observe and obey all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes,
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for the Lord your God has chosen them to minister to Him and to bless in the name of the Lord; by their word every controversy and every assault shall be settled.
You shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have crossed over, that you may enter the land which the Lord your God is giving you, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,’ just as the Lord God of your fathers promised you.
So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
“If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD,
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the Lord your God and carefully observe all the words of this law,
“Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, ‘The Lord your God is giving you rest and is giving you this land.’
So Joshua said to the children of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of the Lord your God.”
[ Caleb Inherits Hebron ] Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You know the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.
“Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.
Then Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God. And he took a large stone, and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.
And Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be a witness to us, for it has heard all the words of the Lord which He spoke to us. It shall therefore be a witness to you, lest you deny your God.”
And he said, “What is the word that the Lord spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me. God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of all the things that He said to you.”