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Tuesday, April 23 2019
A Bible Journey, 178: The Conservative Law And Prophets
"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy"
Specific dictionary definitions from The Consolidated Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary:
Conserve: "To keep in a safe or unimpaired state; to uphold and keep from decay, waste or injury; to guard or defend from violation."
By His own declaration, in matters of God's Truth and Law that He as the LORD God founded at Creation (see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name), the Messiah was a conservative: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."
"5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." (Matthew 5:17-18 KJV)
When the Messiah returns (see the Fact Finder question below). He will establish the eternal Kingdom of God everywhere on Earth (see A Bible Journey, 174: The Kingdom Of Justice For All and A Bible Journey, 122: The Salvation Training Manual).
"19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." (Revelation 19:11-16 KJV)
The "Old Testament" recorded many examples of how the Eternal Law of the LORD was to be applied in day to day life. Some of the examples were specific to their time. The Law upon which they were based is forever.
"25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. 25:2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number. 25:3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.
Fact Finder: What did the "Old" Testament prophets record about the future return of Jesus Christ?
This Day In History
This Day In History, April 23
215 BC: A temple was built on Capitoline Hill (one of the "seven hills of Rome"; see also The Founding Of Rome: The Curious Tale Of Romulus and Remus). It was dedicated to Venus Erycina (see also The Idols Of Iniquity and Trash Day For Idols).
1014: Brian Boru, high king of Ireland, was killed while fighting Viking invaders at the Battle of Clontarf.
1016: Edmund Ironside succeeded his father Aethelred as king of England.
1348: The first English order of knighthood, the Order of the Garter, was founded.
1500: Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral claimed Brazil for Portugal.
1563: Construction of El Escorial began in Spain by Philip II (a Hapsburg).
1616: English playwright William Shakespeare died. Born on this date in 1564, he died on his 52nd birthday.
1625: Frederick Henry became Stadtholder (ruler) of the Netherlands after the death of Maurice of Nassau.
1633: The League of Heilbronn was established. It united South German Protestants with Sweden and France against the Catholic League and the Imperialists.
1635: The first public school in New England, Boston Latin School, was founded in the English-built city of Boston, Massachusetts.
1661: King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1823: Aaron Arrowsmith died at age 73. The British geographer and cartographer published many fine maps and atlases.
1851: The first Canadian postage stamp, the Three-Penny Beaver, was issued.
1891: Jews were expelled from Moscow, Russia.
1918: The British Navy under Admiral Keyes raided the German submarine base at Zeebrugge.
1941: King George of the Hellenes and the Greek government fled the Greek mainland from the advancing Germans; the Greek army also formally surrendered to Germany and Italy.
1945: The Russian army liberated the Nazi Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrueck concentration camps (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1950: Chaing Kai-shek evacuated Hainan, leaving mainland China to Mao Zedong and the communists.
1963: Itzhak Ben-Zvi died. He was the second President of Israel, one of the 37 signers of the declaration of the present-day state of Israel in 1948 (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate, A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism and A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).
1969: Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating Robert Kennedy. The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.
1985: Coca-Cola changed its sugar and caffeine formula and released "New Coke." Consumer response was so overwhelmingly negative that the original formula was back on the market in less than 3 months.
1997: The presidents of Russia and China signed a declaration opposing the domination of one superpower in the post-Cold War world.