NOTE: This was first posted July 2014 www.drtdailynotes.wordpress.com
PART 2: OBADIAH AND THE ESAU TEMPLE HIGH PRIESTHOOD
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FIRST Please review PART 1 from where we Bible research in depth the ESAU, JACOB family dynamics and MORE..
SECOND: We begin to discuss the SILENT 400 YEARS between the end of the OT and the beginning of the NEW…just so we will be able to TRACE “ministry leader fruits” but NOT in the light of Levitical Law, chief apostolic Legalism..but FREEDOM found apart from LAW but through GRACE and God’s free, undeserved MERCY…found in JESUS CHRIST.
Before we move overto the NEW TESTAMENT, when Jesus Christ, the foretold MESSIAH appeared, the writer would like to point out some rather CURIOUS observations.
AND NEXT: The writer must mention that both in among the OLD TESTAMENT TEMPLE OFFICE PRIESTHOOD and also among TODAY’S New Testament Pioneering Offices, both proven, rising and “wanting to achieve”…back THEN and right NOW..we believe that the LORD would perceive BOTH THE GODLY REMNANT MINISTERS and THE UNHOLY ACCUSER LEADERS OF MIXTURE.**
** Yet there for the granted great STRENGTH and GRACE of God any one or all of us could be found on a given day or time period…
SUBMITTING THIS WRITER’S OBSERVATIONS: That proceeding down from primarily GRASS ROOTS, carnal, always making unclean trouble ESAU, his family tribe (EDOM) then reappear in the NEW TESTAMENT kingly (HEROD), and high priestly (Temple Pharisee Lines). Each of which continued to pass along the family “accuser, attack” “paranoia about losing position, set place, generational big tendencies.
1. THE BOOK OF OBADIAH is a warning to the willful, arrogant, stubborn, dull of spiritual discernment, hardened hearted descendents coming from ESAU: the kingdom of EDOM.
2. BOOK OF MALACHI** IS THE LAST PROPHETIC WORD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
** The Book of Malachi, like OBADIAH, warns leaders, God’s priests, elders, to repent and to turn from their sordid, self indulgent, mean spirited methods.
FOCUS ON THE OVERVIEW OF BOOK OF MALACHI
**The writer notes that the short 4 chapter BOOK OF MALACHI contains much more than than Malachi 3 “tithe” and “God rebuking the devourer.” (all of which this writer is PRO, yet still want to point to the ENTIRE OVERVIEW of Malachi, in order to make subjective ministry point)
The entire BOOK OF MALACHI in context, God is withstanding the TEMPLE PRIESTS and blocking them, including MAKING INCOME, because of their self idolatrous accusative unjust self important PRACTICES( human flesh, apart from Godly humble,leader submission) EXAMPLE CHAPTER 2...
POINT: IF the last BOOK OF THE OLD TESTAMENT is a big word of warning from the Lord to the high priests over His people, then, way back during that period in Bible history, SOMETHING SYSTEMATIC was drastically going WRONG.(meaning: as the leader houses of God went, so went the rest of God’s nation)
POINT: AFTER Malachi gives, what surely was regarded by the intended hearer OT Leaders as very UNPOPULAR, very suddenly the Old Testament Time Period ENDS.
God’s MESSAGES stop (other than the debated apocrypha happens some time during the next 10 Hebrew generations, what the writer describes as the FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF SILENCE).**
**And we state this as there has been no “agreed upon” canonized Bible official scriptures from that time.
AND AS God’s voice is silent for 10 generation, the Holy Spirit breathes no fresh, encouraging, prophetic clear WORD for four hundred long, dusty,dry, silent,solemn whole years!
WHAT THIS MEANS is that it set the EPIC PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE SPIRIT for the coming of the BRAND NEW MINISTER /LAY DAY…the coming arrival of JOHN THE BAPTIST (Luke 1) but then JESUS CHRIST, the long prophesied ISAIAH 11:2-3 nonAccuser MESSIAH
POINT: Isaiah 11:2 JESUS would be filled with all 7 of His Father’s flaming mysterious Holy Spirits…yet with strength under self governing , humble, control.
POINT: Isaiah 11:3 “He will be quick of understanding in the fear of the Lord and will not judge by the sight of His eyes nor make decisions based on what He heard.”
POINT: WHAT WENT ON DURING THAT 400 YEARS TIME THAT TRANSFORMED THE HIGH PRIESTLY OFFICES, LEVITICAL LAW GIVERS: INTO NEW TESTAMENT PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES?
Q.What happened spiritually, amongst all the interrelated “ISRAEL” TWELVE HEBREW GOVERNED TRIBES: LEVI, JACOB, SIMEON, JUDAH, DAN, GAD, ASHER, JOSEPH, BENJAMIN, NAPHTALI, ISSACHAR and ZEBULUN…which, upon our arrival in NEW TESTAMENT DAYS… bore the pastoral/minister/leader human and spiritual (position seeking) fruit commonly referred to as the “religious PHARISEES” and “SADDUCEES?”
POINT: And most surely there was a Godly remnant, who truly sought after the Lord and worshipped him without any secret, hidden, profiting, deceitful agenda…(just as it is in pioneering senior ministry all across the country today)
Q. WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED DURING THOSE SILENT MINISTRY YEARS?
What transpired during the spiritually dark, custom laden, religious required tradition, SILENT 400 YEARS, was that quietly, slowly, what was once the Aaronic Lampstand Legacy of the passed down Holy Spirit mantled elder high priesthood, had been diluted, starting from the spiritual nature of it: it’s high priestly pure governing, mature HEART, was now no longer directly inherited from AARON but was not an ESAU lineage HIRELY HIGH TEMPLE PRIESTHOOD: also well known as the local PHARISEES.
And, King Herod, who sought out the new born baby JESUS and who also slaughtered many innocent toddlers and babies under the age of 2, in his gruesome process, was also a distant kinsman coming down from EDOMITE ESAU lineage.
AND, as is typical in ongoing RELATIONSHIPS, when the ACCUSER comes in, due to the already mentioned principles (David and King Saul, 2 Timothy 2:24-25, etc), then the (now) DARK IMPURE HEART of what ought to have been a PASSED DOWN FAMILY, well loved temple PRIESTHOOD, was only a scarred roughshod money grabbing, power and position seeking, deeply insecure, superior proud and contentious UNHOLY Priestly REMNANT who were dull of true leader discernment and dumb and blind in accurate spiritual perception.
THESE “blind guides” are rebuked at long length by none other than the Master, Jesus Christ, in Matthew 23**
The writer gives credit to this departed writer RAY STEDMAN, whom God allowed her the GRACE to find on the web and whose article in depth is worthy of being read.
The writer credits the departed Mr. Stedman’s work for opening her own eyes to ESAU TEMPLE PRIESTHOOD being the mixture of the TEMPLE PHARISEES during Christ’s earthly time. AND it asisted in clarifying many ideas about how this may be nearly the same in over many modern parts of the Christian office ministry alive in the land today. Gracias!
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