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The Oracles of God By: David Ben-Ariel


Just what do you mean "the oracles of God?" And is the sacred calendar a part of
them? There are only four places in the New Testament that speak of the oracles of
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Acts 7:38 reveals that Moses received "the lively oracles to give unto us."Rom. 3:2
states, without apology, that "the oracles of God" were COMMITTED TO THE
JEWS.
Home Based Business Heb. 5:12 speaks of "the first principles of the oracles of God" and 1 Pet. 4:11 states
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Small Business means an utterance-oracle. That word comes from logios (#3052) that means an
Alternative Medicine orator-eloquent. And that word comes from logos (#3056), which means something
Business said (including the thought); a topic; the word. The words, thoughts and topics of
Vehicles God given to the Jews (to PRESERVE for all mankind) includes "the covenants, the
Religion law, the service of God, the promises," among many other things (Rom. 9:4).
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Beauty the holy days without a SACRED CALENDAR? Besides, what other purpose is
Marketing there for a calendar? (Gen. 1:14; Ex. 12:2).
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WHO has preserved this knowledge? The Asians? Maybe the Greeks? How about
View all Categories the Africans? No! Only the JEWS have kept God's sacred calendar and made us
aware of it and God's holy days! Without the Jews faithfully fulfilling their
commission to preserve this knowledge we would've been left in the dark! (Hos.
11:12). But GOD IS FAITHFUL who has left us a witness in every generation.
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But what if some Jews weren't faithful? What if different Jewish groups were
divided on these holy issues? Let God's Word answer: "For what if some did not
believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yes,
LET GOD BE TRUE, but every man a liar..."(Rom. 3:3). God is quite capable of
seeing that His light will shine through doctrinal darkness. After all, GOD'S WORD
IS AT STAKE! Let's not limit the Holy One of Israel!

God's empowered the Jews - despite themselves - to preserve His Word. They are
the only people on earth that God has blessed and ordained to fulfill such a calling!
God will not retract His Word or renege on this gift and responsibility that He's
graciously bestowed upon Judah! (Gen. 49:10, Rom. 11:29; Num. 23:19).

In Jesus' day there were different Jewish groups at odds with each other (like
Christianity today), and Christ often publicly corrected them where they were wrong.
He's done the same to His Church throughout the ages, pointing out our strengths
and weaknesses (Rev. 2; 3). But Jesus clearly revealed WHICH Jewish group had
GOD'S SEAL OF APPROVAL! Only the PHARISEES - of all the various splinter
groups - had received the GOD-GIVEN AUTHORITY to keep/preserve/retain and
teach "the oracles of God."

The apostle Paul also stood with the Pharisees against the other sects (Acts 23:6).
Will we accept God's Word on this subject or resist change? Are we any better than
our forefathers who clung to their vain traditions? (Acts 7:51; Mark 7:7). We
condemn ourselves and our religion when we refuse to be corrected and prefer to
remain comfortable in our pews! How proud (Sodom) and stubborn (Egypt)! (John
3:20; Amos 6:1; Rev. 11:8).

Jesus didn't stutter when He taught that "the scribes and PHARISEES sit in Moses'
seat" (Matt. 23:2). Even so, Jesus went on to rebuke certain attitudes and practices
that weren't consistent with the Scriptures, but He didn't throw the baby out with the
bathwater since He testified that "salvation is of the Jews!" (John 3:22).

God made sure that the PHARISEES' biblical traditions would survive and prevail.
However, the faulty teachings of the Sadducees and Samaritans (whose blind dates
for Passover and Pentecost many in God's Church shamefully follow) are history!

Today the Jewish nation of Israel follows the correct holy dates as established by the
Pharisees. They don't have any question or controversy over it. On this holy topic
they all "speak the same thing." And, thankfully, bold members of God's Church are
beginning to see the light on this subject and are accepting God's correction and
opportunity to change.

May we embrace the "oracles of God" and overcome the obstacles of men! (Luke
11:52).

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer in Ohio and author of Beyond


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With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others
improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon
blog (http://beyondbabylon.blogspot.com).
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