How do you answer when someone asks you, “What kind of book is the Bible?”
Within the Bible is the Old Testament and the New Testament.
In the Bible, the Old Testament contains the old contract that God made with His people and the New Testament contains the new contract that God has made with His people.
The Bible clearly teaches in detail what God will do if we keep our promises and also what will happen if we do not keep His promises.
The Whole Creation, Everything In Heaven and Earth, Is Moving According To God’s Orders
Abraham, living on the promises of God, was fully satisfied to leave his old home and go to a new land even though he did not know where the new place would be.
That is why when God told Abraham his new hometown that would be like heaven, he accepted it as if it were a breath of fresh air.
Abraham’s family were also satisfied with the present situation and had no doubt that God would satisfy all their needs.
They trusted God that He would provide for them in their present condition and had also prepared a better home for them both on earth and in heaven.
“‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’
He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”
So, we have to pay attention and ask ourselves, “What will God do for us who are living now?”
God, who made heaven and earth, is The Almighty.
What does The God who supervises everything according to His Words offer to us?
In the first place, for what purpose were heavens and the earth made?
God created the heavens and the earth for human beings.
In order for human beings to live without shortage, everything was built in a “very good” form in order for human beings to live better.
The word “good” is called “tove” in Hebrew.
“Tove” means: 1) perfect 2)beautiful 3)good.
Even when Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden, God provided a rich and fertile land so that Adam and Eve could eat the best delicious vegetables and fruits.
God kept everything at just the right temperature so that nothing was too hot or too cold.
This was the heaven and the earth that God first created.
However, because of the sin of the first people, the land became cursed.
God created not only people but He also created all things in existence.
Everything that has been created follows and is being commanded by God who made it.
Even now, since the time when God said “let there be light, ”there has been light.
God created the sun and the moon to give light in the morning and in the evening and He also lights up and colors the sky with stars.
God created the heavens and the earth and He signed a contract with us that said that if we keep His promises, then He will keep the heavens and the earth in good condition for us.
When God came to earth in the appearance of the Son of God, as Jesus, He lived a perfect sinless life. When Jesus died, the curse upon the land was paid for by Jesus’ life and He released the land from the bondage of destruction that came upon the land earth when Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God’s command not to eat from the tree in the Garden of Eden. Because of Jesus’ perfect life, His death returned the original glory and freedom of God’s blessings to the children of God.
“that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”
Jesus’ life and death paid the penalty of the curse that was upon the whole earth.
Because of Jesus, the earth has once again been returned to be a blessing of God.
However, if anyone chooses to live a life that goes against the promises of God, then once again, as before, heaven, earth, people, objects, and all matters will be put against them according to the degree of their opposition.
For example, many things such as people, money, authority, and even foreign countries will become hostile to you and will weaken you.
In addition, even nature will work against you and weaken you.
Jewish People Who Keep Promises With God And Live
In fact, there are not so many Jewish people who have succeeded in living in modern times according to God’s Word.
People who have received Tefillin Education and are organized by the Word are less than 0.1% of when converted to the world population.
However, although there are only a few Jewish people in the world, through the help of Tefillin education, Jewish scholar shave made great achievements in many fields and have greatly helped the world to recover its “tove” (good/beautiful/perfect) state on this earth.
God’s blessings are upon every generation who lives their lives on the basis of God’s Words of promise for their lives.
Every place where you set your foot will be yours: Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River to the Mediterranean Sea.
Such promises of the Lord are realized upon people who know and follow God’s Word.
In ancient Judaism, the people were very happy and proud of their beautiful temple to God.
However, Jesus prophesized that the beautiful temple would not stand forever.
“As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”
As the Lord said, the temple was destroyed and rituals could not be done.
Only the synagogue and Tefillin Bible declaration/education were left.
When people’s lives and God’s Word are closely tied, then The Word of God is abundantly stored in their hearts and minds of the people and their bodies become organized according to The Word of God and their lives become as a living temple of God.
According to God’s promises (warranties), such people will be enriched in every aspect of life and they will become leaders in the world.
In the New Testament, there are many promises of God. For example, there is the promise of salvation, the promise of grace, the promise of forgiveness, and the promises of blessings as children of God. As these many promises of God become part of our lives, our soul improves and our spirits wake up to know God more and more as His abundant goodness blesses our lives.
God’s blessings on the earth are always present and have never changed. Every blessing of God in the Bible is available to every person who keeps His Word and has faith in the truth of God’s Word.
If we remember, believe, and receive all of God’s promises in the Old Testament and also remember, believe, and receive the grace and promises of the New Testament, then we can really become “people who carry everything before us!”
What Is It To See From The Viewpoint of God?
Dr. Kim Hyung Jong, Vice-President of Cohen University, said, “To learn the Bible with Hebrew thinking is to see the Bible from the perspective of God.”
What does it mean to see things from the perspective of God?
One way to understand the perspective of “see(ing) from the perspective of God” is to put the Word of God into practice. When you do this, you will see for yourself how near God is in our lives and how He loves to work closely together with us.
For example, at the time of the Exodus, when the Jewish people were leaving Egypt, God instructed Moses to “stretch his hand out over the sea and God caused the sea to go back by a strong wind all night and made the sea become dry land” so that the people could cross. (Exodus 14:21)
Because of the miracle that God did at the Red Sea, Joshua, who became the next leader after Moses, was able to see from “the viewpoint of God.”
When Joshua became the leader and was bringing the Jewish people back to their homeland Israel, they had to cross the Jordan river on their way to Jericho, Here, as under the leadership Moses,
God spoke to Joshua and told him to send the Ark of the Covenant with the priests into the water.
When the people did as God commanded, God did another miracle.
Again the water dried up and the people crossed over the river on dry ground. (Joshua 3)
From these examples, we can “see from the perspective of God” how the Lord leads us gently even through seemingly impossible situations.
Learn the Bible with Hebrew thinking.
Do not interpret the Bible with human interpretation.
Instead, seek to understand the Word of God with God.
Look at this scripture:
None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate.
For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.
The Jewish people examine the Old Testament in detail by discussing it as they study.
They also study the Talmud which is a commentary on the Old Testament and also contains Jewish laws and Jewish theology.
However, the people of the Jewish faith do not believe in the New Testament.
It should also be noted that many words which Jesus spoke to the Jewish people of those days were often not understood and unintelligible to them.
Therefore, applying The Talmud and Jewish culture to interpret and understand the Bible is interpreting the Bible from a human’s viewpoint.
In addition, it is said that even among the Messianic Jews, there are few people who recite the words of the Bible.
In other words, because people do not organize their body, which is the temple of God, by the full Word of God, they are not living in the state of “ people carrying everything before them.”
In that sense, Dr. Gary Cohen, the Honorary General of Cohen University who is also born in the family line of the Chief Priests of Israel, can be said to be a rare Jewish individual whore cites all of The Old Testament and The New Testament as a Messianic Jew.
There is “a new generation” of believers who are practicing Tefillin today and they are learning how to hold onto the promises and opinions of God.
As this new generation of believes recites both the Old Testament and the New Testament of God, their spirits, their souls, and their bodies are being blessed like never before as they receive all of the promises in God’s living Word.