Imagine if King David were alive today.
He said there was ONE thing that gave him and advantage over his enemies which made him wiser than them. What was this one thing? Was it some hidden knowledge protected by only the elite? A secret formula perhaps?
He became a servant made in human likeness.
He is clothed with garments of righteousness.
The One we have not seen, but yet believe.
The Way, the Truth and the Life.
He showed us how to walk; what true love really is.
He is the perfect shepherd who leaves none behind.
He is the one friend that will stick closer than a brother.
He is the One who willingly laid down His life as the perfect sacrifice.
“If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me. And where I am, there My servant also shall be. If anyone serves Me, the Father shall value him.” –John 12:26
What does it mean to follow? Based on the simplest definition of the word we know with certainty that it does not mean calling the shots and leading. One cannot follow someone and at the same time lead that same person. They are mutually exclusive.
“For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?” – Hebrews 10:26-29
What does it mean to trample the blood of Yeshua underfoot? An appeal to an ancient reference sheds some light on the seriousness of the matter. This is from Henry Clay Trumbull’s book “The Threshold Covenant” page 123;
Does anyone else find it rather mind-boggling that (and we were in the same boat before we took the time to understand) to celebrate the Messiah’s resurrection, believers do two things that are EXPLICITLY FORBIDDEN by The Word itself:
#1 – Eating Ham – the pig is “Exhibit ‘A'” for what is an abomination and what is never to be eaten (a)
#2 – Eating Bread like “Easter Bread” “Hot Cross Buns” or other leavened breads, cakes, etc. When Messiah was in the tomb and resurrected and for almost another full week NOBODY was to eat leavened bread. In fact the leaven is to be completely removed from the home. (b)