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Saturday, November 23 2013
Numbers 5: What's The Purpose Of Religion?
The purpose of the true Christian "religion" is to provide the means for humanity to become natural-born citizens of the eternal Kingdom of God. True Christianity is ultimately about politics, not mere "religion" (see The Church: Mission Accomplished, Who Can Be Saved? and What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?).
"21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it." (Revelation 21:22-24 KJV)
All of the Laws of the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) are about learning to live free of corruption (see Exodus 13: Liberation, Not Liberal-ation).
The LORD's health and dietary laws weren't about "religion" - they were about physical and psychological health (see Leviticus 15: Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness and Leviticus 11: What Makes Creatures Clean or Unclean?).
"5:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 5:2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead: 5:3 Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell. 5:4 And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so did the children of Israel." (Numbers 5:1-4 KJV)
Violation of property rights is what turned Lucifer into Satan (see When Freedom Crosses The Line).
"5:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 5:6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD, and that person be guilty; 5:7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed. 5:8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him. 5:9 And every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring unto the priest, shall be his. 5:10 And every man's hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his." (Numbers 5:5-10 KJV)
Laws of "morality" were about health (see Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations), but moreover, those who are unfaithful to a spouse cannot be faithful to God. It's the reason that the great antichrist "church" is called a "harlot" and "the mother of harlots" (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).
"5:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 5:12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, 5:13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner; 5:14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: 5:15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance. 5:16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD: 5:17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water: 5:18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse: 5:19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse: 5:20 But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine husband: 5:21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell; 5:22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot:
Fact Finder: How was the Messiah made to be the "Deliverer"?
This Day In History, November 23
912: Otto I ("Otto the Great") was born. As German king, he was the Holy Roman emperor from 962 to 973 (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1174: Saladin captured Damascus. During the peak of his power, Saladin led the Muslim nations against the Church of Rome's European "Crusaders" (see The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1248: Seville surrendered to Ferdinand III of Castile after a two-year siege.
1510: Ottoman armies (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) sacked Kutaisi (today in European Georgia).
1531: In Switzerland, the Peace of Kappel was signed, ending the second civil war and ensuring Roman Catholic areas were recognized as part of the Swiss Confederation.
1616: Prospero Alpini died at age 63. The physician and botanist is credited with the introducing of coffee and bananas to Europe.
1654: French mathematician Blaise Pascal, 31, underwent a profound religious conversion. He abandoned science, stating that "the Christian religion obliges us to live only for God, and to have no other aim than Him."
1890: Princess Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands at the age of 10 upon the death of her father William III. Her mother, Queen Emma, acted as regent until 1898.
1924: Edwin Hubble's discovery that the Andromeda Galaxy, which had been believed to be merely a nebula within our galaxy (known as the "Milky Way"), is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of a vast number of galaxies in the universe, was first published.
1936: The U.S. abandoned the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain because of the civil war there.
1947: Officials at Jerusalem's Hebrew University first learned of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Originating sometime between 200 BCD and 70 AD, they had been found the previous year by two Bedouin boys in a cave near Qumran (listen also to our Sermon The Dead Sea Scrolls).
1959: General Charles de Gaulle, President of France, declared in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for a European Union: "Europe, "from the Atlantic to the Urals."
1979: Thomas McMahon was sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Earl Mountbatten, cousin of Queen Elizabeth.
1980: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Eboli in southern Italy, killing 2,735 people and injuring at least 7,500. It was Europe's most severe earthquake since 1915.
1985: 58 people were killed when Egyptian commandos stormed a hijacked Egyptair airliner in Malta.
2005: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President of Liberia, thereby becoming the first woman to lead an African country.