O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
how has one's journey continued in spiritual maturity after a realization of a full preterist view of the covenants? have we failed to fully comprehend what a covenant is, and how to not enter into them again after being redeemed by so great a price?
can one say how it has changed their view of the kingdom, and point to the fruits of how it has changed their relations with the society and its institutions around them? can one remain in double-mindedness, or must we "obey God rather than men"?
why hasn't the world been turned right-side up again, after coming into the truth of the spiritual nature of the kingdom? why hasn't it overcome, and transformed our neighborhoods, communities, social and governmental institutions? could it be something is still missing from our understanding of the nature of the spiritual kingdom of a fulfilled eschatological view of the covenants?
Why do people think they can "see" or "enter" the kingdom (John 3:3,5) without being "clothed in righteousness" (i.e. equity) (Eph. 6:14)????
"...when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes. ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ But the man was speechless. Then the king told the servants, ‘Tie him hand and foot and throw him outside into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ for many are called, but few are chosen.” https://biblehub.com/bsb/matthew/22.htm
"You are mistaken because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. ... concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what God said to you: ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?’ He is not God of the dead, but of the living.”
"which commandment is the greatest in the Law?” Jesus declared, “‘Love (agape) the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love (agape) your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”
agape = http://biblehub.com/greek/25.htm
"Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law." https://biblehub.com/romans/13-10.htm
"The entire Law is fulfilled in a single decree: "Love your neighbor as yourself." https://biblehub.com/romans/13-10.htm
"let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." https://biblehub.com/1_john/4-7.htm
... "for He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity." https://biblehub.com/psalms/98-9.htm
Maxims of Equity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxims_of_equity
1 Equity sees that as done what ought to be done
2 Equity will not suffer a wrong to be without a remedy
3 Equity delights in equality/Equality is equity (Aequalitus est quasi equitas)
4 One who seeks equity must do equity
5 Equity aids the vigilant not the indolent
6 Equity imputes an intent to fulfill an obligation
7 Equity acts in personam (i.e. on persons rather than on objects)
8 Equity abhors a forfeiture
9 Equity does not require an idle gesture
10 He who comes into equity must come with clean hands
11 Equity delights to do justice and not by halves
12 Equity will take jurisdiction to avoid a multiplicity of suits
13 Equity follows the law
14 Equity will not assist a volunteer
15 Where equities are equal, the law will prevail
16 Between equal equities the first in order of time shall prevail
17 Equity will not complete an imperfect gift
18 Equity will not allow a statute to be used as a cloak for fraud
19 Equity will not allow a trust to fail for want of a trustee
20 Equity regards the beneficiary as the true owner
since a "trust" can be declared by a "will" alone (if the intent is for a charitable purpose), why would one not see the new covenant as an 'executory contract' with "equity eyes"? Is not the christ, yahshua, the testator? (Heb 1 & 9)
* trust: :http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/trust
* will: http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/will
* executory: http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/executory
* equity: http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/equity
* deed: http://webstersdictionary1828.com/Dictionary/deed
Gives new meaning to the word "faith" in James 2:18 doesn't it? Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my trust by my deeds. [/quote]
* faith & trust are same: https://biblehub.com/greek/4102.htm (definition: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.)
* if the maxim is "equity sees as done, what ought to be done" and the world has already been judged with righteousness, and the people with equity (ps. 98:0), why do we remain hesitant between two opinions and remain in double-mindedness?
just because one may be under the "grace" (equity) of a new, better sacred trust does that give one license to "sin" so grace may increase? or does it give license to once again become slaves to men, after being redeemed by so great a price? by a specie of payment greater than gold/silver and the bankrupt traditions of men?
is coming out of babylon (idolatry) and egypt (slavery) really so complicated once one sees the matter in light of the James 2?
isn't it time to go deeper into spiritual maturity?
3- paradise restored: rehabilitation of (PTSD) post-traumatic slavery disorder thru
separation from church & state April 1, 2018 (posted on "Easter")
2 - without a vision, people perish: but one who listens to instruction will be happy
March 21, 2018 https://www.hosfell.org/single-post/volunteers
1 - …greater things you will do… the “royal priesthood”
March 9, 2018 https://www.hosfell.org/single-post/way-showers
without "immersion", there is no death to "adam" who is still under the curse of the law. without the "payment" (i.e. blood + life) the curse can not be redeemed/paid-in-full. without "burial" there can be no "closing of the (PUBLIC) account". without "resurrection" (new spiritual birth John 3:3,5) there is no new creation as a "son of man" (in the image of the 2nd adam). so "Gal. 3:27, Acts 2:38, Rom 6" go together. which makes the "deed" of the one who "laid down his life for his friends" what makes a new sacred trust possible, for those who confess this deed as what they "trust" in.