Reflection ( Sh) . Exit to enter the old to the new. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.

Treasures of Wisdom shares with us : Exit to enter the old to the new.

The Lord spoke to Abraham and ordered to leave his father's house and his land to the place He would show him . Abraham believed and came (Genesis 11.31) and when the time crossed the Euphrates and entered Canaan.

When God brought Israel out of Egypt ( a symbol of the oppression of the World) made ​​them cross the Red Sea ( Ex.13.22 ) , led Israel to the Desert where he was treated for self stripped of the things that was incorporated in Egypt their thinking and learn to have faith in God's Word :

8 " Be careful to follow all the commandments which I command you today , that you may live , you have increased and possess the land which the Lord swore to your ancestors. 2 Remember that for forty years the Lord your God led you all the way of the wilderness , and humble you tested to know what was in your heart and see whether or not you his commandments . 3 He humbled you , causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known , to teach you what not live by bread only * man, but everything that comes from the mouth Lord . 4 During those forty years I have not spent the clothes they were wearing , nor swelled pies.5 you know in your heart that as a parent * discipline his son, so the Lord your God disciplines ti.6 Observe the commands of the Lord your God and follow témelo his ways . 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills , 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, of olive trees and honey , 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack where nothing , a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills bring forth copper . Deuteronomy 8.1 - 9

But unfortunately that generation did not believe what God said and perished in the wilderness :
If you hear his voice,

8 do not harden your hearts as at Meribah , [ a]
    like that day at Massah [b ] in the wilderness,
9 when your fathers tempted me ,
    when I tested ,
    despite having seen my works .
10 For forty years I was angry
    with that generation;
and said, " They are a misguided people
    not known my ways . '
11 And in my anger , I declared on oath
    "They shall never enter my rest . " Psalm 95 . 7b - 11 NIV .

The author of Hebrews ( 3.12 - 19) clearly explains this passage :
12 See to it, brothers , that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God . 13 Rather , during this "today" But encourage one another daily , lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin . 14 We have come to share with * Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. 15 As has just been said :
"If today you hear his voice,
    not harden your hearts
as happened in the rebellion. "[ c]

16 Now , who were those who heard and rebelled ? Were not all those who left Egypt led by Moses ? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned , whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom sware God would never enter his rest , but to those who disobeyed ? [ D ] 19 As we can see , they could not enter in because of unbelief.

That first generation died in the wilderness . To enter had to cross the Red Sea and to leave, had to cross the Jordan (Joshua 3). Only their children and they succeeded entered Canaan .
Likewise today , the Christian must perform two basic movements :

  1. Out of the World, (repentance ) to enter where the Lord will treat ( remember that even after his baptism Christ spent 40 days in the wilderness where he was tried - Matthew 4) .
  2. Once the convert learns to walk by faith leads him to cross a " spiritual Jordan " which is to live by faith.

This passage from one side to another is clear from Hebrews 5 ( where the disciples do not understand the scriptures and therefore not act on it , why revolve on themselves without advancing ) and Hebrews 6 which are already experienced in practice the "Word of Justice."

Whoever does not make the second crossing , will not enter the Kingdom:

  1. Not enough to be in church every Sunday but congregate and put the teachings into practice . (Jeremiah 7.4-5 )
  2. Not enough to " Know the Word " , you need to live by them. When Nicodemus , an expert in the Law, came to Jesus He said it was necessary to be born again of water (repentance ) and the Spirit ( Anointing of the Holy Spirit) to see (and enter) the kingdom of God ( John 3) .

For all this , we need to grow in the knowledge of the Word of God and the laying of the same . Although the scheme of most churches today seem like people moving in " The Christian Way " to remain , ie , be seen and recognized by "always " , and because of this be put to lead, to supervise , heading a Ministry as Elder or Priest , etc. . but know / understand Scripture ( And therefore not implemented ) actually have advanced within the governance structure of the Church , which does not necessarily imply progress or have a spiritual growth.

It is unacceptable that the leaders / elders do not know the Bible. 
It 's time to change .

It is necessary to cross from Hebrews 5 Hebrews 6 . [1] Week 70 is about to begin , are we ready ? .


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