Fulfilling the Scripture: How The Body Of Christ Is God With Us
Fulling scripture is not blaspheme
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.”
At the time that Jesus was born the religious leaders believed that they understood how their Messiah would come. Their views, they believed, were based on solid scripture as revealed by God’s prophets.
However, when Jesus did arrive those same religious leaders rejected him. Why is this so? Jesus fulfilled all of the scriptures that spoke about him. Jesus healed the sick and even raised the dead. Why then, did the Jews miss the time of their visitation?
For a good work we stone thee not
The Jewish religious leaders believed that the teachings of Jesus were contrary to what the law and the prophets taught. According to their reasoning, Jesus continually violated plain scripture. In fact, to top it all off Jesus said this,
“ I and my Father are one.”
What more proof of blaspheme did anyone need? Taking up stones they were about to kill Jesus when he said,
“Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?”
Jesus pointed out that the scripture itself calls them gods and they were about to stone him for being the son of God. If saying he was the son of God was that bad then saying that they were gods would have been far worse.
We come to fulfill the scriptures, not to destroy them
The point I want to make today is that the manifested sons of God, us, come not to destroy the scriptures but to fulfill them. Just as the law and the prophets spoke of Jesus so too the Old and New Testaments speak of us. However, like the Jews, modern day theologians and their believers will not recognize the day of their visitation because, though we fulfill scripture, we do not align with their doctrine.
In hindsight, it could not have been more obvious that Jesus was the messiah. John the Baptist, the Elijah which was fore to come, announced His arrival. Jesus performed many notable miracles among the people. He road into Jerusalem exactly as the scriptures foretold their king would come. Yet for all those signs that He was indeed Emanuel, most of the religious leaders turned upon him and yelled “crucify him!”
The unity of the faith
Likewise, the Holy Spirit reveals the manifested sons of God to the world. The perfected saints come to fulfill the scriptures. God says,
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:”
As we walk in the Spirit God will cause us to naturally fulfill the scriptures. However, the way in which we fulfill them will be contrary to the established doctrine of our day and therefore the religious establishment will reject us.
Coming into alignment with God
Those who are led of the Spirit need to understand that even though we align with scripture we will not align with man’s doctrine. This is because man’s doctrine does not align with God and not because we are extra biblical. This cannot be avoided because the entrenched beliefs of most of established Christianity have drifted far from the actual truth of God. As we come into alignment with what the scriptures actually say, like Jesus, those who count themselves God’s chosen will take up stones against us too.
Therefore, and in conclusion, it makes no difference what those who call themselves leaders of the church think or say. The manifested sons of God come to fulfill the scriptures and not to destroy them as some will claim. We align with God and that very act necessarily puts us at odds with those who do not.
We must obey God rather than man
Finally, trust God and stand before Him rather than man. Our allegiance is to the Holy Spirit. Though following God’s leading will put us in opposition to religious people, we must obey God rather than men.