In the last article, we saw the difference between the Spirit Prayer and the Soul Prayer. Now in this article, we will discuss a Law which is even newer than the New Testament. I am sure that quite a few of our readers will be surprised at the LATEST TESTAMENT. But before we go to that portion, we need to be clear about the OLD TESTAMENT and the NEW TESTAMENT.
The Old Testament
The old testament is a Canon of 613 laws that need to be followed by its adherents. The whole of 613 laws needs to be followed. Following 612 laws and missing in JUST ONE of them Makes you Guilty.
The details of all these 613 laws can be found in the books from Exodus through Deuteronomy. If we follow the Old Testament in its entirety, we will be blessed in the land. Remember, the Old Testament does not have any promise that carries a reward for its follower to eternity. All rewards are in this EARTH ONLY.
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do ALL his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:Deut 28:1
At the same time, a failure to obey ALL the 613 will result in a curse which is much severe.
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do ALL his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:Deut 28:15
If you read the chapter of Deut 28, you will realise that the curses for not obeying far outweigh the blessings for obedience. The deal is quite one-sided and that exactly is the reason why the Jews had very little of Earthly blessings and more of Curses in their life in Canaan. The time of Captivity, Trouble and War far OUTWEIGHED the time of Peace and Prosperity.
The New Testament
It would be wrong to say that none of the Old Testament people was able to fulfil the technical demands of the Old Testament law. The problem was that they did it to satisfy their own righteousness. They were more bothered about the Technical aspect of fulfiling it. Therefore, they did not apply things like Love, Mercy, Compassion etc. We can understand this from the parable of the adultress stoning and the Pharisee Tithing passages. The reason for instituting many of their extra-biblical traditions is to ensure that the technical aspects of the law are implemented in a framework.
An example of fulfiling the Law can be compared to eating a ripe mango. When God asks you to eat the Mango in its fulness, He also means the non-edible SEED PORTION too. But we are so tuned to our own selfish desires, that we eat the edible/juicy part and declare ourselves as having eaten the Mango. However, what Jesus came to show us is that the purpose of the Law was also to do the uncomfortable part of following it in LOVE.
The New testament instituted by Jesus is summed in 2 verses.
34 I give you a new law. That law is, “LOVE EACH OTHER” AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, so you also LOVE EACH OTHER. 35 This is how all people will know that you are my disciples.’John 13:34-35
The key actions that are indicative of our following of the NEW TESTAMENT are to check how we follow the words of our Lord as mentioned in Matthew chapters 5-7 also known as the Sermon on the Mount.
This law is not a literal law which needs interpretation by the scribes and explanations by the priests. Therefore, it is written in our hearts and mind.
“This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”Heb 10:16
God’s Moral Laws are absolutes. However, the Civil laws are adaptive to the nations we belong to. We may therefore not require to follow those laws. The ceremonial laws are mostly applicable only to the nation of Israel with their own temple and rulers.
For these God written Laws(in our hearts) to be practised and implemented in our lives, we will need the power of the Holy Spirit. This Power of the Holy Spirit can only be appropriated by our Spirit Man and the Slave Soul to follow the leadership of the Spirit.
Consequently, the results of following the New Testament is all about Blessings in the Coming Eternity. IT IS NEVER ABOUT THE PRESENT EARTHLY BLESSINGS AS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. A sample of these are as follows.
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Matt 5:3-10
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The Fulness of the standard of the New Testament is CHRIST JESUS (Luke 6:40)
The Latest Testament
This testament is something which our readers are quite familiar with, as that is what we see in modern Christianity. It has absolutely no connection with the New Testament of our Lord Jesus. A version of this is practised in The Pentecostal Mission too. However, we would like to make it easy for the readers to put a boundary around this latest testament.
Analysing the Old Testament, we realise that the requirements of this Law are quite high and tedious. It’s quite easy for us to slip. Then when we turn to the New Testament, the standard demanded by it is even higher though it sounds simpler. So the latest corrupt Christain Churches have customised solution to offer to their members.
They have removed the stringent requirements of Both the Laws but have made a provision to get their members the Blessings promised by both these laws. The Pentecostal Mission is one of those churches which are giving this new Laddoo to their adherents. Follow TPM Laws and Get the Earthly Blessings of the OLD TESTAMENT and Heavenly Blessings of the NEW TESTAMENT.
Just like the Epitome of the New Testament is Christ Jesus, The TPM Pastor is the Epitome of this Latest Testament. The standards are modified and put in a new wineskin so that all members of TPM when taken through this LATEST TESTAMENT RULES, will become Like the TPM Pastor (Luke 6:40).
The requirements for this LATEST TESTAMENT seems to be quite mundane and unconnected to any good things from a Godly angle. It includes those things we had discussed in this site many times. Remember those Dressings codes, Restrictions, weird rules etc? They can cherry-pick verses from the Old Testament and push it as part of this LATEST TESTAMENT. They ignore important precepts of the New Testament and override it with their Organizational rules. This LATEST TESTAMENT also has a Curse branch. The Curse gets invoked when you disobey or disregard the Clergy of this Testament. Remember those curses which they keep sending us for questioning their Religious business?
The LATEST TESTAMENT is one of the GREATEST DECEPTIONS which is doing its round in modern Christendom. In the race to capture the market share, different religious business houses have improvised on the way they present this twisted Testament. TPM has a more sophisticated touch as it incorporates the FORM OF GODLINESS wrapping in a better way.
Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.Phil 3:2
Do you still believe that the TPM Clergy can make you perfect in Christ Jesus?