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    Blessing & Curses Applicable to All?

    Although God is speaking to the children of Israel, He is also speaking to all that have ears to hear, as Jesus said. If we are to distance ourselves from our brethren of the faith, where does the distinction end? Even though we are no longer under the law and through faith have come into a new and better covenant, the covenant is with the same God of Israel. If a stranger, in the Old Testament, came to live among the children of Israel and accepted the covenant of God with Israel, then this stranger would be subject to the same laws. And being subject to those laws, he would also benefit from the blessings of the law as well as suffer for disobedience to the law. This provision was written into the law.
    Numbers 9:14
    14 And if a stranger dwells among you, and would keep the Lord's Passover, he must do so according to the rite of the Passover and according to its ceremony; you shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger and the native of the land.

    Numbers 15:14-16
    14 And if a stranger dwells with you, or whoever is among you throughout your generations, and would present an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to the Lord, just as you do, so shall he do. 15 One ordinance shall be for you of the assembly and for the stranger who dwells with you, an ordinance forever throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be before the Lord. 16 One law and one custom shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you.
    Seeing as how God has shown His heart by allowing "converts" into His covenant, then all who enter into covenant with God will receive all the benefits.

    Also, this still applies to all believers. We do not live under the law for the law of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin & death. However, this applies only IF we continue. Remember what Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, "Go and sin no more." Coming to faith in Christ does not render the law ineffective. "The soul that sins, that soul shall die" still applies to all believers. We are not to take that liberty given to us as an occasion to sin. When a soul sins, that soul shall die. If we do not confess our sin so that Jesus can forgive our sin and cleanse us, then the law condemns us to death.

    And you must remember what the purpose of the law is and continues to be in our lives as believers. Without the law there is no knowledge of sin. We are kept under the law until grace is revealed.
    Galatians 3:23-25
    23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.

    Jerry Sundberg

    Soon after I received the Lord in 1976, I started receiving prophetic visions and warnings about the future of the church and the United States. I share my visions on my Hidden Manna websites and offer free of charge my two ebooks entitled “Hidden Manna” and “Hidden Manna 2”.

    Website: Hidden Manna

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