Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"With what can I come before ADONAI to bow down before God on high?” (Micah 6:6)

Micah 6:6 "With what can I come before ADONAI to bow down before God on high? Should I come before him with burnt offerings? with calves in their first year? 7 Would ADONAI take delight in thousands of rams with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Could I give my firstborn to pay for my crimes, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?" 8 Human being, you have already been told what is good, what ADONAI demands of you - no more than to act justly, love grace and walk in purity with your God. (CJB)

Many seem to believe that the verse in Micah 6 means that ADONAI isn't looking for sacrifices or offerings. However, when taken in context with many other verses, we see that the true meaning of Micah 6 is this: If you don't love Him, then don't bother offering sacrifices or offerings, or even prayer - because they mean NOTHING unless you do it out of sheer LOVE and RESPECT for Him!....

Here are just a FEW examples:

Matthew 22:36. "Teacher, which Commandment in Torah is the greatest?" 37. And Y'shua said to him, that "You should love Master YHWH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might and with all your mind." 38. This is the first and the greatest Commandment. 39. And the second is like it. That "You should love your neighbor as yourself." (AENT)

Psalm 40:7 Sacrifices and grain offerings you don't want; burnt offerings and sin offerings you don't demand. Instead, you have given me open ears; 8 so then I said, "Here I am! I'm coming! In the scroll of a book it is written about me. 9 Doing your will, my God, is my joy; your Torah is in my inmost being. (CJB)

Isaiah 56: 2 Happy is the person who does this, anyone who grasps it firmly, who keeps Shabbat and does not profane it, and keeps himself from doing any evil. 3 A foreigner joining ADONAI should not say, "ADONAI will separate me from his people"; likewise the eunuch should not say, "I am only a dried-up tree."

4 For here is what ADONAI says: "As for the eunuchs who keep my Shabbats, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant: 5 in my house, within my walls, I will give them power and a name greater than sons and daughters; I will give him an everlasting name that will not be cut off. (CJB)

6 "And the foreigners who join themselves to ADONAI to serve him, to love the name of ADONAI, and to be his workers, all who keep Shabbat and do not profane it, and hold fast to my covenant, 7 I will bring them to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples." (CJB)

Proverbs 28:9 If a person will not listen to Torah, even his prayer is an abomination. (CJB) (See also 1 Peter 3:12, Proverbs 15:29, James 5:16, Isaiah 59:2, James 4:3-8, James 1:6-7, John 15:7, Revelation 21:8, etc.)

Please pay special attention to this one:

John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son possesses everlasting life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim remains on him.” (ISR)

If you don't do with joy and gladness and appreciation the things you do for YHWH, then don't even bother with “burnt offerings,” because it will only disappoint and anger Him, in the end. Think of it this way: If your spouse realizes you only do something nice for them (i.e., cook their favorite meal or bring them flowers or some other present) out of "obligation," then that's not true love; it's hypocrisy.

In the same way you can't fool your spouse, you also can't fool our Maker - so either stop the hypocrisy and become "real" - or stop pretending you're holy and belong to Him, because, in the end you will realize: There will be no "lukewarm" in Eternity.... (See Revelation 3:16.)

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