The below is from Pastor David Lankford who discusses: legalism, legalism, legalism and performance based belief. And also anytime one hears the word “movement” he must run.
Yet, Lankford and Dr. Michael Lake say that it is required that we study the Old Testament from the Hebraic method because it is the only way to see Jesus in the Old Testament Scriptures.
“Do I make a lot of Christians mad? I make them livid, because I’m going to go by what the Word of God says. A lady told me a few weeks ago I was foolish and making a fool of myself, that I was not embracing the Hebraic roots. She was a three-year Christian. She is trying to tell me how I need to live, and she doesn’t know a tenth that I know and have committed to my memory and to walk by them daily.
But see, she is calling me a fool when the Word of God calls her the fool because Galations 3:1 says, “O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched, you?” Who has snared you? You are the foolish one, not me, but yet I am called the fool because I will not capitulate and pick up this stuff. I will not do it, I’m not going to do it. Now I am not going to castigate, but to think that Jesus Christ died, and He said, now go make disciples of the Mosaic law? No. He said, you make disciples of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Go ye unto all the world and preach the Gospel.
And I refuse to compromise. I refuse to compromise with sin. You see, Paul said in Galatians 5:9 that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. It doesn’t take much leaven to make the dough rise, or yeast I should say. It doesn’t take much sin in your life to get you on the wrong track. And before long you will be so polluted, you will be so inundated with compromise, then nobody believes a word that you say.
Hebrews 1:1 God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past under the fathers by the prophets have in these last days spoken until us by His Son. I’m going to preach what the Son of God says. In times past, I want to emphasize the word past. It is over with. But how in these last days he hath spoken unto us by His Son.
The Holy Ghost is speaking to every man. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Jesus is the way. Jesus is the truth. Jesus is the light. John 1:17, the law was given by Moses, and he was a man. But grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, and the revelation that Paul preached in Galatians 1 was the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Paul was a direct descendant of the Mosaic law. And he went through his heritage in Philippians 3 as touching the law. He said, I am a Pharisee; I am of the tribe of Benjamin; I have been circumcised on the eighth day. He went through a litany. You know what he said about all that? I count it but dung that I might know Jesus.
And when you fall in love with Jesus, folks, as Steve and I enjoy, that’s what’s happened to us. You think I’m crazy. This is the way I was when I was a sinner. I was as rank and raunchy as possible in sin. I was like Jonah running because I did not want to be a preacher.”
Salt without savor and stray sheep – how the Christian Church became powerless
Michael Lake, “Understanding the Kingdom,” Part 11
(Dr. Lake’s point here is that our father Abraham, was not a Jew and was not circumcised when Abram (Abraham) was named our father; and we are told to walk in the steps of that faith [not law] of our father, Abraham. It is faith, not the Mosaic law, because it is Abraham who is our pattern and our father, not Moses. The way of Moses can bring back legalism.)
(He is referring to Romans 4:12 where a part of the verse, But who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham [not a Jew], which he had be it yet uncircumcised.)
12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
“I don’t care what movement you are a part of; I don’t care what the name is over your denomination; I don’t care how big the seminary is that you graduated from, because many seminaries today are nothing more than cemeteries that give out diplomas when you graduate.
They teach you Babylon with a veneer of Christianity to make you think you have something.”
Dr. Michael Lake
Understanding the Kingdom – Part 11