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The Gospel Truth The Truth vs. The Deception

The Problem with Following the Law

Followers of Jesus, not followers of the Law

Host of Israel

Host of Heaven

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun, 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course. 6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect... Psalm 19.

But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have; for "Their voice has gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world. Romans 10:18.

the hope of the gospel which you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister. Colossians 1:23.

make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; 10 that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:9-10. See Eph 6:12.

And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the Host of Heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven. But YAHWEH has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today. Deuteronomy 4:19-20.

Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the Host of Heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left. "The LORD said, `Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said this while another said that. 21 "Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, `I will entice him.' 22 "The LORD said to him, `How?' And he said, `I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, `You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.' 23 "Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you." 1 Kings 22:19 (See 2 Chronicles 18).

The stars fought from heaven, From their courses they fought against Sisera. Judges 5:20.

the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches. Revelation 1:20.

Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. 4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.... 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12, see Matthew 24:29 and Zechariah 13:8-9.

Angels & the Law

Betrayers and murderers you have now become; you who received the Law unto the structure of angels and did not keep it. Acts 7:53.

diatage: order, arrangement, structure, organization, pattern, heirarchy. See Romans 13:1 for same word.

Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been structured by angels... So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the stoikion of the world.... at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods.... how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless stoikion, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again? You observe days and months and seasons and years. Gal 3:19-4:10.

diatasso: verb form of diatage.

For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty... Hebrews 2:2. In chapter one, the writing is contrasting the risen man Jesus and the angels because wants to show these people, those who want to return to the Law, the superiority of following Jesus rather than the Law, a religion of angels. See also Heb 12:18-21.

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the stoikion of the world.... no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day... Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self imposed humility and the religion of angels. Colossians 2:8-18.

threskeia: religion. See James 1:25-27 for same word.

And in those days they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands but God turned away and delivered them up to serve the Host of Heaven. Acts 7:41-42.

Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death. He said, "The LORD came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came from the midst of ten thousand holy ones. Deut 33:1-2.

Disciples are followers of Jesus not followers of the Law. No one can serve two masters or he will love the one and hate the other.

Those who pursue righteousness by works of the Law are under a Curse.

For those who are of works of the Law are under a curse for it is written, "Cursed be every one who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, and do them."

To have a desire to walk according to the Law instead of according to the Spirit is the foolishness of man. The Law kills but the Spirit gives life and the Lord Jesus, the Word of Life, is that Spirit.

Bow down and surrender to Lord Jesus.