7-12-2020 “UNDER THE FOOT AND UNDER THE BASKET!” Matthew 5:13-16

This week Bro. Leo continues us on a study of how Christians should be acting in the midst of all the chaos that is ramping up in our culture.

So far in this series we have learned that the as Christians we are to preserver and purify our society/generation by taking a stand for righteousness. “He” in 2Thess.2:7-8 is all the Holy Spirit indwelt Christians and we preserve our society/generation by holding back the judgement of God and the Antichrist.  That the last Israeli society/generation before God allowed their Nation to be taken from them in comparison to our own American society/generation at this time (Isa.59:2, 12-15, Isa.66:5-8). In these Scriptures we see four attributes of the Israelite’s, 1) actions- act of sinning vs.12. The word “sin” is translated from the Hebrew word “hattai” which means a specific act of sin or a general sense of sinfulness. In vs.2 the word “iniquities” is translated from the Hebrew word “awon” which means depraved actions of perversion, to deviate from the natural, to deviate from the righteous. 2) attitudes, in vs.12 the word “transgressions” is translated from the Hebrew word “pesa” which means a willful deviation from God’s moral ordinances, willful deviation from the will of God. In vs.13 the word “revolt” is translated from the Hebrew word “sarah” which means open blatant revolt against God. 3) society/generation approval of sin. In vs.12 the phrase “we know them” means they chose to sin and feel no need to repent and seek God’s forgiveness, they are saying they are right and God is wrong. 4) the righteous gets attacked, their society/generation attacked those who acted righteously vs.15. The word “prey” is translated from the Hebrew word “shâlal” which means viciously attacked and plundered.

This week we study the Biblical description of the folks we see rioting, demonstrating and protesting in the streets of America.

2Tim.3:2-4 describes the folks we see on the news in the streets.  In vs.3 the word “trucebreakers” is translated from the Greek word “aspondos” which means a person with the state of mind that is absolutely irreconcilable,  they seek no terms of compromise, peace or truth.  In vs.4 the word “heady” is translated from the Greek word “propetēs” which means rash and out of control.  In vs.3 the word “incontinent” is translated from the Greek word ” akratēs” which means unable to control ones self.

2Tim.3:5 and Rev.3:15-18 describes the current Church folks and our response to the folks in the streets.  We have allowed ourselves to waterdown the truth’s of the Bible (salt, Matt.5:13) and we are failing to proclaim the truth’s of the Bible (hiding our lights under a basket Matt.5:14-16).

 

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Mar 9:47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Mar 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
Mar 9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Col 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Joh 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
Joh 5:33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
Joh 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
Joh 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Php 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Php 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
Php 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

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