Friday, January 20 2012
Christ's Mountain Of The Law
Who was "the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt" (Exodus 20:2 KJV)?
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ [see The Rock Of The Church]." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV)
Three months after the Exodus from Egypt, the Israelites camped before Mount Sinai.
"19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt [see also Why Did They Go To Goshen?], the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. 19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount." (Exodus 19:1-2 KJV)
Moses had earlier come to know the LORD at Mount Sinai. For Moses, it was a return to a place that he had already known for many years (see Moses Of Midian).
"19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant [see Don't Look Back], then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel." (Exodus 19:3-6 KJV)
The delivery of the Deliverer's Law was orderly and prescribed. Unlike the self-destructive "freedom" (i.e. anarchy) of adolescent-minded rebels and outlaws, with true freedom comes discipline and responsibility (see The Yoke Of Freedom).
"19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt
On the morning in which the Messiah delivered His Eternal Law (see the Fact Finder question below), He did so amidst a stunning display of miraculous power - that was available for the benefit and protection of those who follow and obey Him.
"19:14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. 19:15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
"20:1 And God spake all these words, saying,
Fact Finder: (a) Where do we find true Christianity? (b) How do we learn to be true Christians?
(a) Holy Bible Reading Plan
This Day In History, January 20
1265: In England, the first Parliament to be attended by elected knights of the shires and burgesses met under Simon de Montfort.
1320: Wladislaw I was crowned king of Poland. He defeated the Knights of the Teutonic Order, and established the Polish nation.
1327: Edward II of England abdicated in favor of his son Edward III.
1612: Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II died. His inability to reconcile Roman Catholics and Protestants led to the Thirty Years War (see The Holy Roman Empire).
1649: King Charles I of England was charged with treason after the civil war against parliamentarian forces.
1783: Britain signed a peace agreement with France and Spain, who allied against Britain during the rebellion of the New England colonies.
1841: Hong Kong was ceded to Britain from China after the Opium War.
1918: In Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution, all church property was confiscated and all religious instruction in the schools was abolished.
1936: King George V died at age 70. He was succeeded by Edward VIII whose abdication (to marry a divorced U.S. woman) made possible the eventual coronation of Elizabeth II after the death of her father, King George VI (the younger brother of Edward VIII who succeeded Edward).
1942: Nazi officials at the Wannsee Conference in Berlin formalized a "final solution" plan for the murder of Europe's Jews (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1981: 52 U.S. hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, were released after 444 days in captivity.
1989: Ronald Reagan broke the "year zero curse" when he became the first U.S. President since 1840, who won a Presidential election in a year ending in a zero, to leave office alive (although not without incident - Mr. Reagan was very seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in March of 1981):