The Pauline Paradox.Part 1-a
Is the majority ever wrong?
- if we commit and trust in something, we will by default end up doing what we commit and trust in.
- What you believe inwardly will be observable outwardly.
- That is the stated purpose of the Holy Spirit, it gives us that desire to learn that truth that we will end up practicing.
Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
1Jn 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
- In many ways, many today have an unsettling feeling in their spirit, because they see many things established in the Word of Elohim as truth, yet everyone around them teaches that it is no longer truth and do not practice that truth.
- Perhaps that really should bother us to some extent.
Psa 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
Psa 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
- It should make us wonder, can something that Elohim declared to be truth for His people, become not truth later?
- If absolute truth can become something no longer truth, was it really truth, and was it really absolute? These are legitimate questions,
- Questions that everyone should be asking. Can instructions that are called freedom in Scripture be something that Elohim has to free us from later?
>Psa 119:44 -45 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
Psa 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
- Did Elohim free us from freedom?I realize that sounds rather absurd, but believe it or not, mainstream doctrine teaches that is what Elohim did indeed do.
- That same freedom is even called bondage. He supposedly freed us from His already established freedom, to give us some different type of freedom found only in Messiah.
- Here is another question that is rather perplexing. Elohim declares His law to be perfect
Psa 19:7 The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.
- Yet mainstream doctrine teaches that the Law of Elohim changed and has thus been made better.
- So…we are to understand that perfect can be made more perfect?
- How can something already declared perfect be declared to be made more perfect?
- Everyone that has the Holy Spirit dwelling within them should always still be in the process of learning.
- Elohim said that because he loves us that He will correct us
Pro 3:12 For whom Yahweh loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
- If you feel like the Word of Elohim used in this teaching is correcting you, then consider yourself loved by Elohim
- That is what the Word of Elohim does.
- And anyone who hates correction is foolish, it is the wise who love correction
Pro 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
- Hating correction leads to our own
Prov 15:9-10 9 Yahweh detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.
- Some teach that we should not correct others…but that simply makes no sense…
Titus 2:15 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
1Tim 5:20 20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. If you correct a wise man, you should receive nothing more than love back. A scoffer of the Word of Elohim hates correction, and will hate us for it.
Prov 9:8 8 Do not correct a scoffer, lest he hate you; Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
- Without the Word of Elohim, we cannot expose error, if we cannot expose error, then we can not remove error.
- How much would we have to not like someone to not correct them in their error?
Hebrews 4:12 12 For the word of Elohim is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
- Remember, our heart is naturally deceitful…it is often stated by those being corrected, “Elohim knows my heart.” Well, Elohim does indeed know our heart.
Jeremiah 17:9 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.
- Elohim wants to give us a new heart, a different heart, one that is after His commandments:
Ezekiel 36:26-27 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
- This is the whole point of the Covenant, to give us a desire to do the law, to place the law on our heart, not to change or abolish the law:
Jeremiah 31:33 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yahweh: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.
- Elohim’s instructions come from His own heart; they are for us and to be in us, changing out our heart for the heart of Elohim.
- This is why Elohim is love and following all of Elohim’s instructions is defined as the act of love.
Psa 37:31 The law of his Elohim is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psa 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my Elohim: yea, thy law is within my heart.
- The Law of Elohim was evidently in David’s heart.
- Elohim takes out our heart, and gives us His heart. It should be of no surprise then why David is said to be after the heart of Elohim.
Acts 13:22 22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. Elohim testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.
- I encourage you to listen what His Spirit is telling you as you progress through this teaching and also encourage you to test this teaching series to His Word.
1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
- How would we know if we were in error? Do we go by what most believe? the majority?
- Do we go by what has historically been believed the longest? Is it even possible that Elohim’s people can be in error for such along period of time?
- Do we go by what beliefs have sold the most books? Or has the largest ministry? If it is popular, does it always make it more right
- In reality, how we know we are in error should be derived by what we place our faith in as the truth.
- Do we place our faith in a denominational creed as the source of truth?
- Do we place our faith in ongoing tradition as the source of truth?
- Do we place our faith in a pastor or men to always give us truth?
- Or…should we place our faith in the Word of Elohim?
- But how many times have we fallen into a position where we forget that the Word of Elohim is the source of all wisdom and truth.
- It is the Word of Elohim that is the source of truth and exposes error
- The Word of Elohim can never fail us and it can never be wrong.
- But how can there be so many contradicting beliefs and perspectives under the same umbrella that we call faith, supposedly derived by the same Word of Elohim?
- Where does all of this confusion come from?
- Elohim is not an author of confusion…
1 Corinthians 14:33 33 For Elohim is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
- In reality, the problem is us. It is always us. It has always been us.
- If our faith is to be in the Word of Elohim, then error is always the result of misplacing our faith, because all error is against the Word of Elohim
- Error can only come from us or others,
- It can not come from the Word of Elohim.
- That is how error happens, and is the only way error happens.
- In fact, our flesh is predispositioned to do this and to want to do this. We can accidentally be in error by inadvertently misplacing our faith in men, tradition, historical standards, popular doctrine, etc., even when it is contrary to the Word of Elohim.
1 John 2:27 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you remain in him.
- We are required to teach. We are required to disciple.If we are not teaching obedience to His Word, then we are simply not doing the Great Commission.
- The problem is that not too much discipling is going on today, and even worse, when it is, the students are not doing their part in testing what is being taught to the Word of Elohim.
- And even when teachers are teaching the Word of Elohim, there will still be some who refuse to listen:
Proverbs 5:13-14 13 You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! 14 I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.
- Nobody should be okay with seeing a brother or sister living in error, and even worse, teaching that error to others. What love would that be?
- Correcting others is showing love. We are literally hating our brothers if we are not rebuking them, and we even bear their sin