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Part 103: Broken Stones To A Spirit Filled Heart (II Corinthians 3: 7-)
Peace be unto you. We thank our Father God which art in Heaven and to His Son our Savior Christ Jesus and to the divine presence of the Holy Spirit.
Writer’s Note: Brethren as we grow in Truth we now realize that the 10 Commandments were done away with as they came upon stone. However Christ Jesus has taught the same. But now we follow these laws with the heart.
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing servant of Almighty God in service to Christ writing for the Freedom Journal May 1, 2007.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
As we continue our discussion we will begin with verse 7 taken from II Corinthians 3. Here we will see a powerful message concerning the 10 Commandments and Christ Jesus.
II Corinthians 3: 7: “But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away.” (Also see Romans 7: 10).
The Mosaic Covenant, Old Law, Law of Moses is called here the ministration of death. Follow us to Hebrews 10: 28 for an explicit reason why the Mosaic Covenant was to death.
Hebrews 10: 28: “He that despised Moses’ Law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: (Also see Numbers 35: 30 and Deuteronomy 17: 5-6).
The word despised has reference to disrespect and disobey. The punishment for disobeying the Law of Moses in extreme cases was death without mercy.
Meanwhile as we refer back to our primary verse we note that the New Covenant is supreme to the Old however the Old was important also. This importance is noted at Exodus 34: 29-35 where we see that the face of Moses became so bright with the glory of the Law written upon tables of stone that the children of Israel could not bear to look upon his face. (Also see Deuteronomy 9: 10).
Now for the phrase “which was to be done away” as we refer back to our primary scripture. This is in reference to the covenant that was written on tables of stone, namely the Ten Commandments.
Brethren for the record as we look to the Old as it passed to the New there was the Moral law, Civil and Ceremonial laws. Previously the FreedomJournal has noted the passing of the Ceremonial Laws and the Civil Laws of the Jews, but maintaining the significance of the Moral Law as it holds the Ten Commandments. But the Ten Commandments have passed also and Jesus Christ has answered them one by one.
Jesus and the Ten Commandments
Exodus 20: 3: “Have no other gods before me.”
Jesus said: Matthew 4:10: “Thou shalt worship the lord thy God, and him only shall thou serve.”
Exodus 20: 4: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.”
Jesus said: Luke 16: 13: “No servant can serve two masters.”
Exodus 20: 7: “Thou shalt not take the name of the lord thy God in vain.”
Jesus said: Mathew 5: 34: “ Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne.”
Exodus 20: 8: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
Jesus said: Mark 2: 27-28: “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath: Therefore, the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.”
Exodus 20: 12: “Honour thy father and thy mother.”
Jesus said: Matthew 10: 37: “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.”
Exodus 20: 13: “Thou shalt not kill.”
Jesus said: Matthew 5: 22: “Whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.”
Exodus 20: 14: “ Thou shalt not commit adultery.”
Jesus said: Matthew 5: 28: “Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
Exodus 20: 15: “Thou shalt not steal.”
Jesus said: Mathew 5: 40: “If any man…take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.”
Exodus 20: 16: “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”
Jesus said: “Mathew 12: 36: “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
Exodus 20: 17: “Thou shalt not covet.”
Jesus said: Luke 12: 15: “Take heed, and beware of covetousness.”
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