Sunday, June 24, 2012

O Priests, That Despise My Name. . .

I am continuing my study of the ‘fear of the Lord.’. . .

Malachi 1:6-8
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? (7) Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. (8) And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.



Priests that despise my name. . . We surely today have many supposed priests of God, which despise the Name of God. Priests who teach untruth. Priests embarrassed and ashamed of Yeshua. . . Jehovah Saves. . .

Matthew 1:21
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Priests who deny the power of His name. . .

Acts 4:10-12
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. (11) This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. (12) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Priests who deny that in the name of Jesus lies salvation. . . none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Malachi 1:7
Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar. . .

Jesus said:

John 6:35
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Jesus was and is. . .

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Those who offer a changed Jesus. . . those who have twisted His doctrine into something which it is not, are offering a polluted and corrupted bread to the people. . .They are feeding their flocks with that which does not nourish. . . it pleases the ears. . . it may well fill the pews, but it is not that which gives spiritual health, and everlasting life. . .

The doctrine of Jesus is not easy. It is not popular. . . it is a doctrine of discipline and discipleship, of self sacrifice, of holiness, of righteousness, of forgiveness, of repentance, of humility and meekness. . .and love and grace and truth. . . It is a doctrine which forces us to make a decision to either love the world or to love Him. It is a doctrine which demands that we depart from our old ways, and be reborn as new creatures in His likeness. . .

Luke 12:51
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

The doctrine of Jesus is not a doctrine of easy believism. . .these priests who despise His name, are offering the blind for sacrifice. . .Upon the backs of people who cannot see, these unholy priests gather the wounded and sick unto themselves and rather than leading their flocks into healing and restoration they take them to the altar maimed and marred.

Such are unacceptable sacrifices on God’s altar. . .

Malachi 1:8
And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil?. . .

Romans 12:1-2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Present your bodies a living sacrifice. . . HOLY. . . ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD. . . We are not to go presenting ourselves to God with our dirt, and blemishes, and brokenness intact, but we are to be renewed, transformed, reborn. . . not remaining as we were in the miry clay, but washed and cleansed of our sins by the blood of Jesus.

How abhorrent this doctrine is to our unholy modern priests, who despise His name. . .

Leviticus 21:16-23
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (17) Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God. (18) For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous, (19) Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded, (20) Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; (21) No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God. (22) He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy. (23) Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.

Does God despise the blemished? Does God hate the disabled?  Is God prejudiced against the physically maimed and deformed. . . the handicapped? The modern priests of unholiness, use this passage as evidence of the supposed unrighteousness of God. . ., but God says clearly here that the broken and the maimed may eat the bread of God. . ., He does not deny them the nourishment which their broken bodies require. . . but they may not come behind the vail or unto the altar in a broken and maimed state. The Old Testament uses the physical to point to the spiritual. . .In the Old Testament there was not yet a breach in the vail. . . the vail was yet intact. . . there was no rebirth available to man.

The physically marred and broken of the Old Testament, are those broken by and in the bondage of sin of the New Testament. You may not approach the altar, or go behind the vail with filth and blemishes upon you. . .

This is the consistent doctrine of God. . .

Jeremiah 29:13
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Seek God. . .
Seek His holiness
Seek His righteousness. . .

Do not allow yourself to be led astray by priests who despise His name. . .

I love you my God. . .
I love you my Lord. . .













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