A thought for considerationJohn Collins6/20/2013 4:10:59 PMThis just came into us from a person set free from the cult, and it is a very power message to anyone newly experiencing their freedom to serve Christ without the blinders of a pastor who does not read his bible. I wanted to share:
A thought for consideration…
William Brahnam considered himself a prophet, and not just “a prophet” but a major prophet and repeatedly reminded us that God only has one messenger at a time, who will have “Thus Saith the Lord” to the people. He used the mighty prophets of the Old Testament as a template for this. So I sincerely ask you to consider, do you believe him? If so, why? Because of a story of a cloud, or an interpretation of a light in a photograph? Because he passed out prayer cards, and some people were healed? Was he indeed, The Mighty Prophet?
A mighty prophet like Isaiah, who 700 years before Christ arrived, prophesied perfectly even the tiniest details about the messiah? A mighty prophet like Elijah, who shut up the heavens, who called down fire to consume his alter in front of a multitude as a sign from God to vindicate his message?
A mighty prophet like Moses, who in view of the entire nation, disappeared into a cloud amidst thunder, lightning and fire, to speak face to face with God almighty on a mountain made so holy by his presence that it meant instant death for any man or beast to even touch the base of it? Like Moses, who, on that same mountain, was so certain of his office that he stood in the face of the hot wrath of the creator of heavens and Earth, (even as God spoke directly to him and told him to step aside, that he might annihilate the people of Israel), and reminded God that those were God’s own people and asked him to reconsider? Is your prophet like that? Does he act as an intercessor for God’s people?
Here is the missing piece that I pray that you will not ignore. When Moses descended the mountain holding the covenant (etched by Gods own hand in stone), he became enraged at the idolatry of the people of Israel, and threw the tablets to the base of the mountain, breaking them, I believe symbolizing the inevitability of a “broken covenant”. When Moses had melted the idol, he called the Levites to his side, and had each of them strap a sword to his side, and go through the gates of the camp, instructing them to kill. Kill who? Moses said “Today you have been ordained for the service (priesthood) of the Lord, each one AT THE COST OF HIS SON and of his brother, so that he might bestow a blessing upon you this day.” They were ordained as priests, and it cost each of them their son! And the Bible says about three thousand died that day.
Thousands of years later, in Jerusalem, on the very day,(the feast of Pentecost), set aside by Jews to celebrate that day on Sanai when the covenant was given to Moses and Israel became a nation, the Holy Spirit descended with the new covenant, and it was etched –not in stone—but into the very hearts of man, never to be broken. And instead of three thousand dying on that day, three thousand spiritually dead hearts came to life under the power of the very life of God. How? Because God’s own son was slain, that WE might ALL become a priesthood! When he cried “It is finished”, it was! Gone are the animal sacrifices! Gone is the need to keep a law we could never keep. And with it, gone are the prophet-messengers and “thus saith the Lord” (Heb 1:1). Are we to be sad about that? Hardly. We are made righteous with God’s own righteousness. Instead of Moses interceding, Jesus himself does that. We each have a thus saith the lord, his law is written on our hearts, and the revelation of himself through Jesus Christ is made known in the divinely given scriptures, the Word of God, that we call the Bible. Cherish it, and read it. It is written to you.