Shalom, this means peace, peace in Hebrew. Good morning, this is Crystal Sharpe, and welcome to the Ancient Scrolls program. Today is the first day of the week, Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Before we get started let us pray
You are the King of the Universe, there is none like You; none more powerful, none more merciful, or none more compassionate, none more forgiving. No one has ever loved me the way that You have. We bless Your name above all names.
Father, we are approaching the end of this age, and I ask that You prepare our hearts for the persecution that is coming. Help us to be overcomers, because according to Yeshua in Revelation it will be the overcomers that will eat from the tree of life, the overcomers will have hidden manna, receive a new name on a white stone, will receive power over the nations, receive the morning star, will be clothed in white garments, will not have their names blotted out in the Book of Life, they will be granted to sit with Him on His throne; these are sure promises to those who overcome evil, overcome the flesh. I ask that you will help us to love one another as this is how the world will know that we are Your disciples.
We pray that Your kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, we pray that righteousness and justice will prevail over the evil in this world. Convict this nation of its many abominations. Convict this nation of its porn, its sexual addictions, child molestation, its vices, its idolatry, adultery, witchcraft, charismatic witchcraft, drug addiction, its hatred of You, murder, its greed, its obsession with self-gratification. Help us to be sensitive to Your Spirit. Thank You for exposing the sexual predators in the Senate and Congress, and in Hollywood. Thank You for declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
We pray protection over our president, over his wife, children and grandchildren. We mention Israel before You and petition You to convict them as well; that they will accept Yeshua as their Messiah.
In Yeshua’s name Amen
Today I am going to continue the series on wheat and tares, the seed, the field, or the man of the field which are patterns for the antichrist; what the Bible shows us is that Cain, Nimrod, and Esau are types of anti christs
Last week we had gone over Genesis 3, where the serpent is described as being more cunning than any beast of the field. This motif of the tree and serpent still survives today as seen on medical facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and ambulances as either the rod of Cadusius or the rod of Esclepius. After 6000 years we still embrace the ancient sorceries of the serpent, the counterfeit faith. We have never been able to escape idolatry. This is the system of Babylon and what I mean by that is the system is serpent oriented.
The system, like the serpent, leads us away from God, not to God. The serpent in the beginning engaged in conversation to lead the man and woman away from God, and it was presented to have them disobey the commandment to not eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil. Breaking God’s teachings lead to death. God meant it when He said they would die, and we have been dying ever since.
There has been this struggle, this war for 6000 years over the commandments of God. God says to obey them, Devil says to disobey them, and if you disobey then you are a servant of sin: this is antichrist; he is the servant of the serpent, he is the seed of the serpent. His function is to lead us away from the Teachings of God. The form of him, whether he is a Muslim, Jew, African, European, Asian, American, or whether he is from the tribe of Dan, or Syria, from Tyre,or Lebanon doesn’t matter.
According to the Word it is the antichrist’s function to lead us to him, Daniel 9:27 it’s his function to lead many into the covenant “He will confirm the covenant with many for one week . . .”
And of course the system of Babylon will follow after that man of perdition.
It is his function to mark you for destruction according to Revelation 13.
The antichrist is the seed of Satan, and he will follow the laws of that spiritual seed which is to steal, kill and destroy; that is his function.
In Genesis 1:11
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, adnd the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so
All living things—animals, plants and people—multiply after themselves based upon a seed which the Father, our Creator, placed in them. We know cows will only produce cows, apple trees apples, humans produce humans and we see this in the natural that the seed produces after itself. This is a model for the spiritual, of how the spiritual world works too. It is based on the law; “after its kind.”
So, let’s take a look at the parable of the sower in Luke 8:11
The parable is this: the seed is the Word of God.
Some false teachers say the seed is money but let the word clarify itself that it isn’t; it is clear in the word, that the seed of the sower is the word of God. We have no authority to change it to something else the word doesn’t mean.
These next verses establish the spiritual seed of God
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saideth not, And to seeds, as many; but as of ONE, and to your seed which is Messiah.
John 1:1, 14
In the beginning was the Word (the Word—not money), and the word was with God, and the Word was God . . . 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
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man (remember, it is not the will of flesh or man—this is sooo revelatory!) but of God
So, according to the parable of the sower in Luke 8, the seed is the Word of God. According to Paul in Galatians, there is only one good seed and that being Yeshua; and John gives us another detail that Yeshua is the Word of God—which is the good seed
John further explains that the sons of God are not born of blood, flesh, or the will of man –but of God. People in general are procreated through the natural process of the seed of their parents, that is sperm and egg—but God’s seed is His Word—not flesh.
In Genesis 3:15 God speaks to the serpent
And I shall put enmity (antagonism) between you and the woman and between your seed (progeny) and her seed (progeny); He will bruise your head and you will bruise His heel.
The one seed is the serpent and produces its persecuting antichrists and the other seed is the righteous Word becoming flesh –Yeshua.
In this next few verses it is even further clarified that what is from God thinks and acts on those things above, those things of God, of that spiritual place; and the other seed seeks after the more base worldly activities.
And Yeshua said to them (the Pharisees : You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
These two seeds have different originations and have different ideologies.
Then said Yeshua to those Jews which believed on Him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, You shall be made free? Yeshua answered them: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth forever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. I know that you are Abraham’s seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word (my seed) hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father. They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Yeshua saith unto them, If you were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
These men assumed that because they were born of the physical seed if Abraham, that they were the children of Abraham. Yeshua is once again using the concept of seed to make His point about what was not in them—His Word. So they sought to kill Him. Why, because from the beginning there were only two seeds; and one is at enmity with the other.
We see this collision of these seeds when Yeshua is confronted by the Pharisees, the Sadducees, Scribes and Lawyers on Matthew 23:14
Matthew23 is full of the abuses of the religious sect and the pronounced woes against them by Yeshua
Verse 28, Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.
Verse 29, serpents brood of vipers How can you escape the condemnation of hell.
Verse14, Woe, to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows houses and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you receive the greater condemnation
The Teachings of Moses taught for the widows and orphans to be provided for by the temple, not the other way around. Those in extreme poverty were to be taken care of.
At another time they asked Yeshua why his disciples transgressed the tradition of their elders by eating bread with unwashed hands.
His answered a question with a question “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded saying, Honor your father and mother and he who curses father or mother, let him be put to death But you say Whoever says to his father or mother, Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God
So they supplanted the Teaching of Moses to provide for parents by dedicating whatever provision to the Temple where they were likely authorized to skim it off the monies again.
Jesus was blunt Matthew 6:1-6, “All their works they do to be seen by men.”
The religious sects distanced themselves from mercy Matthew 23:23, Woe, to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the Law; justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
Yeshua performed all the Torah by deed. He never forgot mercy; He healed folks particularly on the Sabbath to show what the Messianic age would be like, because Sabbath was a sign of the future kingdom. Yeshua provided for His mother to live with John after His death and resurrection. Acts 10:38 leaves a testimony how God anointed yeshua of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
I am getting close to the end of the program
Have a good week, Keep your garments clean, ask God to cleanse you of all unrighteousness every day, remain in His service, Love God and love your neighbor.