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Old Testament Prophecy Confirmed in the New Testament - Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1) 


Old Testament Prophecy Confirmed in the New Testament – Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


In seeking God and asking Him if these messages from Burnett Ministries about “God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66” were to continue, I received confirmation while searching the internet. From that I am going to reiterate how it is important to understand the full plan of God and how the entire Old Testament points toward Jesus the Christ as Savior which was fulfillment the Old Testament Prophecy (Matthew, chapters 1-2, Mark 1:2-3, Luke, chapters 1-2, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 1:21). 


Although we are living under the time period of grace, some of The New Testament cannot be fully understood without understanding the Old Testament Prophecy; therefore, it is wise to understand the Old Testament Prophecy. For instance, if you go to the movies late, you will miss the full meaning of what the entire movie is about.


These are examples:

The plan of Salvation is revealed throughout the Old Testament, foreshadowed through types and figures. God prophesied to Adam and Eve about the virgin birth and Jesus’s death (Genesis 3:15). Boaz redeemed Ruth, a Gentile (an unsaved person) - (Ruth 4:9). This was symbolic of Jesus purchasing (redeeming sinners- Galatians 3:13-15). You will see this again in the book of Ruth.


1. The Old Testament gives a portrait of Jesus Christ reigning as King and with a rule of iron in Revelation 19:15, was prophesied in Psalm 2:2-12.


2. Isaiah prophesied about Jesus Christ and how He will rule (Isaiah 9:7). The saints will rule with Him (Revelation 20:4-6).


3. Satan: When you read about Satan (the great dragon) being cast out of heaven and one third of the angels (stars) were drawn with him in Revelation 12:3-9, it will not be fully understood unless you read (Isaiah 14:12-14); it gives the reason Lucifer the light-bearer fell and he became God’s enemy and his name was changed to Satan, among other names given that mean adversary, opposer, etc. Ezekiel, chapter 28 gives a vivid description of Lucifer in his unfallen state, because of his beauty, he was lifted with pride and he influenced the King of Tyre. This prophecy is connected with Daniel 7:8 and Revelation 19:20, referring to the anti-christ (the beast).


4. The Judgement Seat of Christ in Psalm 1:1-3 ~ Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful…..he is like a tree planted by the rivers of water, and brings forth fruit in its season….this is the righteous way and it is confirmed in Revelation 21:27. This is the way of the unrighteous - Psalm 1:3-6 ~…. The ungodly shall not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. The Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish. The unrighteous will stand before the Great White Throne Judgement (Revelation 20:11-15).


Next: Old Testament Prophecy Confirmed in the New Testament – Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                           BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Christ Foreshadowed as the Passover Lamb

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Christ Foreshadowed as The Passover Lamb


As we celebrate a most momentous time in history; I am writing to inform the readers who do not know the difference between the Passover, Easter and Resurrection. You are being challenged to go to the Word of God for yourself and look up some key words to see what they mean; it is of utmost importance to born-again believers.


Let’s go back to Egypt and symbolism: This is where Passover (Pascha) originated – Egypt is symbolic of the world and Pharaoh the king who ruled Egypt is symbolic of Satan, the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). God’s people were in bondage; symbolic of being oppressed by the world system. God was going to deliver His people (symbolic of Salvation), so He gave them special instructions (Exodus, chapter 12).


They were told to kill a lamb and put the blood on the doorpost, and the destroyer would pass over the ones who had the blood on their doorposts. This was symbolic of God’s judgment passing over us, once Jesus became the sinless Lamb who sacrificed His life for the sins of the world (1 Corinthians 5:7).


The Passover Lamb foreshadowed Christ’s redemption by His blood, which was to be remembered forever (Exodus 12:12-14). When Jesus instituted the Last Supper or the Passover Supper, He told the disciples and us to remember His death through taking communion, until He returns (Matthew 26:17-30). In the New Testament churches, they celebrated Jesus’ death with a full meal and fellowship (1 Corinthians 11:17-26).


You may ask this: “Why did Paul and other apostles celebrate Passover in the book of Acts?” They knew about the Resurrection; however, they were with the Jews at their pass-over to win them to Christ (Acts 20:6). The Apostle Paul came down to the peoples’ level that he was ministering to, so he could win those souls to Christ (1 Corinthians 9:19-23).


Easter is known to have a pagan origin: Believed to be the goddess of the dawn and was worshipped in the Spring by pagans in Northern Europe and the British Isles. The Anglo-Saxons named the goddess Eostre (also Estre, Estara, Esatre, Ostara) and similar spellings. Easter (Pasha) is mentioned in Acts 12:4, but the history goes back to Babylon.


Easter or eostre was a Roman goddess that was worshipped in Babylon and throughout history. Even though different names have been given, it still is idol worship. The Easter egg is a symbol of new life associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. The Romans celebrated their annual festival during the same week the Jewish Passover was commemorated. So, when you see Passover and Easter with the same Greek meaning, they are not the same; the annual celebration for both occurred the same week (Acts 12:4).


Resurrection: To rise again. Although Jesus died on the cross for our sins, the most important thing happened when He rose from the dead. Since He was resurrected to the newness of life, so are we. Everybody is appointed to die, but Jesus was the only One who was resurrected, never to die again. If this had not happened, we would be most miserable people (1 Corinthians 15:1-19). Therefore, since Jesus resurrected from the dead, we celebrate His resurrection!


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                    BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG

 

God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible Christ foreshadowed in Numbers

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Christ foreshadowed in Numbers 


We are still on this awesome journey traveling from earth to heaven in a way that is provided for our eternal destiny. This journey was established by God Almighty and His Son Jesus (God in the flesh) carried out this plan. Since God is Spirit (John 4:24), we connect with Him spiritually; He also provided a body, so humans can identify with His Son physically in the earthly realm.


In other words, Jesus Christ carried out the plan of Salvation to give humans eternal life. God’s Spirit was also involved in people being born-again (1 Corinthians 12:13); He baptized people into the body of Christ.


We are going to Numbers, another place where you will see types and figures, foreshadowing Jesus Christ. It is imperative that you know the history; this will keep you from being confused and tossed with every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:11-16).


When you know and understand the truth, you can stand on the Word of God regardless of all the lies, deception and twisted scriptures that Satan uses against the children of God through unbelievers, cults and false religion.


Why does the Bible call this book Numbers? God told Moses to send twelve men to spy out the land of Canaan that He had promised to the children of Israel; this was their land of promise (Numbers, chapter 13).


Only two spies came back with a good report, and because of unbelief the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness forty years (Numbers 32:13). The ones who did not believe died off from the ages of twenty and above (Numbers 14:27-35).


Now, we are going to see Jesus in Numbers. In the new generation of people, each servant was called and knew his place in the family, just as the church is called and everybody should know their place in the body of Christ (family of God).


This is an example comparing the gifts in the body of Christ with the sons of Korah who were door-keepers, which means they would be the first ones that people would meet when they came into the temple. Even though they were in the family of the Levites, who were priests, they were not direct descendants of Aaron, the high priest.


Korah wanted to be in the position of a high priest; he also had followers who would have caused trouble if they remained alive, so God destroyed them, by allowing the earth to open and swallow Korah and his followers, a total of 250 people (Numbers, chapter 16). The principle here is, God does not respect or regard any service that He has not called one to do.


New Testament: Every child of God has the grace call to function in the gift/s that has been given to them; when a person is functioning in their call, others are encouraged, built up and delivered. God does not honor what He does not call.


In the Old Testament, the Spirit (Lord) went before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21). God’s children are led by the Holy Spirit (John 16:13). With that being so, you will also see that Numbers is a book symbolic of our walk and our service to Christ, which involves surrendering to the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9, Galatians 5:16).


Next: Christ Foreshadowed in Deuteronomy


Unshackled~ Betty A. Burnett                       BURNETTMINISTRES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible Christ Foreshadowed in Leviticus (Part 2)

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible -


Christ Foreshadowed in Leviticus (Part 2) 


As I continue with Christ being foreshadowed in Leviticus, and the ceremonial laws, let’s go to various foods that were forbidden to be eaten by the Israelites.


Food

Clean food was symbolic of the pure Word taken in or eaten (Leviticus, chapter 11); this was foreshadowing Jesus, who is the Bread of life (John 6:35). It is also indicative of someone spiritually mature, who can digest strong meat or the pure Word (Hebrews 5:12-14). Unclean food represents man’s tradition, cults, false doctrine, which is in direct opposition to God.


Warning!!!

What would happen if they took a detour and exited off Route 66? The children of Israel would be unclean; symbolic of mixing with the ways of the world. In other words, they were not living holy (practicing/walking in holiness), which was the major requirement from God.


Consequence

There are eternal repercussions for not obeying God’s Word; loss of rewards (Matthew 25:24-30, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15).


GOOD NEWS!!!

Christ was foreshadowed in the Old Testament through types and figures. In the New Testament, Jesus made a way for sinners to become clothed in His righteousness through His death, burial and resurrection. It was prophesied by Isaiah, the prophet (Isaiah 61:10); revealed in the New Testament (2 Corinthians 5:21), and further confirmed in Revelation 19:8. And we also have eaten the spiritual food (John 6:48, 1 Corinthians 10:3). It is wonderful to know that Jesus did all of this just for us.


Next: Christ Foreshadowed in Numbers


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                  BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible Christ Foreshadowed in Leviticus (Part 1)

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Christ Foreshadowed in Leviticus (Part 1) 


God told Moses to write the ten commandments/laws, but Moses also wrote other laws of various kinds. Some of them were ceremonial laws; about what to wear and what to eat, which were pointing to Christ. Even though these laws were telling the Israelites how to live physically, they were foreshadowing how we are to live a life of holiness in Christ Jesus.


The book of Leviticus is about the priests that were called through Aaron, Moses’ brother. These priests officiated over the ceremonial laws. The laws in Leviticus were given to keep Israel separate from the nations around them. It is about separation and holiness (Leviticus 20:26). Even though the laws were for the Israelites, the principle remains for the children of God under the New Covenant (1 Peter 1:14-19).


There are other laws pointing to Christ in Leviticus, but I am only sharing two of the laws. The Ceremonial laws that were for the Israelites, typified Christ who was spotless before God (Leviticus 1:2-3).


Clothes:

Materials could not be mixed. In Christ we are not supposed to mix the righteousness of Christ with the world. Being separate from other nations means that we can’t serve God and mammon; two masters (money or wealth – Matthew 6:24).


We are adorned and clothed in righteousness; the righteousness must be 100% or Christ alone (Romans 3:21-22); all our righteousness is like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). This was also foreshadowing Grace, and how the law cannot be mixed with it (Romans 11:6); it is by Grace through Christ only that Salvation comes (Ephesians 2:8-9), and not by works of the law.


An example of man’s own works is Adam and Eve; they tried to clothe themselves, but they had to be clothed by God (Genesis 3:21). Let’s go to the mixing of cloth, which is not morally wrong; God was using this as a lesson foreshadowing Christ and to teach the children of Israel to be holy. This was God’s way of having the Israelites to be different from the ungodly nations around them. In the New Covenant, we are also told to be separate (2 Corinthians 6:14-17).


Christ was still under the ceremonial law before He died, and He abided by it. When Jesus healed people, He told them to show themselves to the priest. The priest pronounced that they were healed. Jesus said, do this and do that according to the law of Moses (Matthew 8:1-4).


Next: Christ Foreshadowed in Leviticus (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett               BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (The Sabbath)

Posted on April 5, 2019 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (The Sabbath) 


God’s Purpose for the Sabbath

The day of rest was a part of creation; it was the seventh day that God ceased from creating everything. The seventh day was also sanctified or set apart as a holy day (Genesis 2:3). So, what is the day of rest pointing to or fore-shadowing of Christ? Again, you will not see Jesus’ name, but He was there; Jesus was the Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6:5). What does this mean? Jesus had power, authority and ownership of the Sabbath.


Warning!

The children of Israel were told what to do about keeping the Sabbath Day (Deuteronomy 4:1-14) but they did what they wanted to do. God warned them if they did not keep the Sabbath, they would be put to death (Exodus 31:14-15).


Detour

They got side-tracked and did not obey the command: In six days the Lord made the heaven, earth, the sea and all that was in them and rested on the seventh day, wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it (made it holy)- (Exodus 20:11). God rested, therefore He commanded them to rest (Hebrews 4:9-11). There were severe consequences for not following God’s commands.


Consequence

And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks on the Sabbath day. They brought him to Moses and all the congregation and put him in a ward until they declared what was to be done to him. And the Lord said to Moses, he shall surely be put to death. All the congregation took him outside the camp and stoned him to death as the Lord commanded (Numbers 15:32-36).


GOOD NEWS!!!

Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27), it was for man to rest from labor and spend time with God, also Salvation brings rest in Christ (Matthew 11:28-30). Jesus was Lord of the Sabbath under the Old Covenant (Luke 6:5). It took the ultimate blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ to purchase Salvation for mankind (Hebrews (10:1-12), which means after He died and rose, He became the Sabbath for us (Hebrews 4:10).


All things were made by Him (John 1:3), and with that being so, Jesus created the Sabbath; He instituted the observance of the Sabbath and He is the fulfillment of the sabbath (Colossians 1:16-19), therefore the focus should be on Jesus and not a day (Colossians 2:16-17). Born-again believers should understand that Jesus died and took care of all the things the Old Testament saints were looking forward to.


If the children of God embrace a day more than they embrace Jesus Christ, then they do not understand Salvation, because the sabbath or a holy day is wrapped up in Jesus Christ.


When Jesus said: “It is finished” (John 19:28-30), everything was complete because He brought in a new and better covenant. Once Jesus the testator or owner of the will died, the new covenant was in effect (Hebrews 9:16-22).


Isn’t it interesting to know that under the new covenant, the Word of God does not command us to keep the Sabbath day holy (Exodus 20:8-11)? However, we should set aside a special time to fellowship with other saints (Hebrews 10:25). Therefore, we should let no one judge us as to what day to observe; if a person chooses to observe a sabbath or holy day, that is fine; just don’t say it has to be done, because that is not true according to the Word of God (Romans 14:5-10).


Next: The Ceremonial Laws ~ Leviticus 


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible - Moses ~ Part 2 (Exodus)

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Moses ~ Part 2 (Exodus) 


As I continue with Moses, it is important for the readers to understand that the Bible is a book of prophecy (foretelling future events) and it is confirmed by things that have already come to past and things that are current. Example of past prophecies that have been fulfilled: Joel prophesied sons and daughters will prophecy- Philip’s daughters prophesied (Acts 21:9); old men will dream dreams and young men shall see visions (Joel 2:28.); preached by Peter on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:15-21).


This took place after Pentecost which was the beginning of the church age (Acts, chapter 2). The Gospel would be extended to the Gentiles; Peter was given a vision and he was sent to Cornelius, a Gentile (Acts, chapter 10).


A current event is going on where prophecy is still being fulfilled: Many coming in Jesus name saying I am Christ, you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, kingdoms against kingdoms, nations against nations, great earthquakes in different places, pestilences (diseases), wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:4-8.).


This is one of the scriptures I used when witnessing and especially to a Jew who asked me to show him that the Bible was true; he could not argue the point because of current events happening today that are written in the Bible. 


Note

A question was asked as to how Moses wrote the five books, called the Torah when he was dead. That is a very interesting point and a valid question. How could Moses write about God burying him in Deuteronomy 34:4-7? These books were written prophetically (foretold, futuristic).


The answer is here: And there arose not a prophet in Israel who was like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face (Deuteronomy 34:10-12). When Moses’ sister and brother came against him, (paraphrased): “Does the Lord speak to you only”? The Lord let them know that He had spoken to Moses mouth to mouth (Numbers 12:5-8.); they were punished for speaking against Moses and Miriam turned leprous (Numbers 12:9-15).


I am going to go a step further: Prophecy did not come in old time by the will of man, but by holy men of God who spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). God wants His children to understand Jesus Christ throughout the 66 books, so they will be able to give an answer to everyone.


Since there are many cults and false religions, you need to be able to share with such effectiveness, that they will have a change of heart about their way of thinking. We are commissioned by Jesus to carry the Gospel to whoever we come in contact with; teaching them what we know (Matthew 28:19-20). As we travel further on Route 66, you will see how other prophets of God foretold future events foreshadowing Christ.


GOOD NEWS!!!

Moses was a type of Christ; in that he was sent to deliver God’s people from bondage. Christ was the deliverer who would physically be revealed (Luke 2:7, Galatians 4:4-5); our Savior was seen as a type and figure foreshadowing things to come (Colossians 2:14-17).


The law was written for man to see how sinful he was; Christ was revealed to take care of what the law could not take care of (John 1:17). When Christ died and rose from the dead, He brought Grace which took care of the sin problem once and for all, or permanently (John 1:17, Ephesians 2:8-9).


Next ~ The Sabbath


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                  BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible Moses ~ Exodus (Part 1)

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Moses ~ Exodus (Part 1) 


God’s Plan for Moses

God told Abraham that the Israelites would be in slavery in Egypt for 400 years (Genesis 15:13). Israel became enslaved in Egypt after Joseph died (Exodus 1:6-14) and a new king ruled over Egypt. When the king saw that the Israelites were outnumbering the Egyptians, he had them afflicted. Moses was called to deliver God’s people out of Egypt where they had dwelt in Egypt 430 years (Exodus 12:40).


Since Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s house, God had to retrain his way of thinking, so Moses was on the backside of the desert for 40 years being prepared for his assignment. God sent Moses back to Egypt to deliver the children of Israel out of bondage (Acts 7:30-34). Later, Moses wrote the ten commandments (Exodus 20:1-17); through these laws God revealed peoples’ sins (Romans 3:20).


After the children of Israel were delivered out of Egypt, and while Moses and the Israelites were traveling through the wilderness, they became thirsty and were coming to the rock for a physical need. The Lord told Moses to strike the rock; water flowed from the rock to quench the thirst of the people and their cattle (Exodus 17:1-6). The Rock was symbolic of Christ, which was the spiritual need (1 Corinthians 10:1-4); meaning that whoever drinks from His water shall never thirst (John 4:14).


Warning!!!

As the children of Israel continued to travel through the wilderness, they had a need for water again. The Israelites were complaining against Moses and Aaron because there were no figs, pomegranates or water. God told Moses to speak to the Rock and in heated anger, Moses struck the Rock twice and water flowed out for the people and the cattle. God was displeased and said to Moses and Aaron: “You did not believe Me and sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land that I have given them” (Numbers 20:2-12).


Christ being struck twice meant that He would die on the cross twice for our sins. Striking the Rock, the first time is symbolic of our Savior dying on the cross for the sins of the world. Speaking to the Rock is symbolic of the children of God speaking to Jesus (John 14:14, Acts 7:59, 1 Corinthians 1:2, Ephesians 5:19, Revelation 22:20).


The Detour

Moses exited off the route, because he didn’t listen as the Spirit of God Navigated.


The Consequence

Moses didn’t deal with his anger problem and disobeyed God; this kept him from going to Promise Land (Deuteronomy 34:4-7).


Next: Moses ~ Exodus (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible ~ Joseph

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Joseph ~ Genesis 


God’s Purpose for Joseph

This young lad was given dreams about the future that he did not understand. Years later God was going use him to deliver his family from famine. But there would be some obstacles and challenges that he would face before God’s purpose was fulfilled. 


Warning!

There was no warning given to Joseph, but his brothers were jealous because he was Jacob’s favorite first son that was born to his wife Rachel, whom he loved dearly. God gave Joseph dreams and when he told his father and his brothers about the dreams, the brothers were infuriated, and they hated him more. Because of the context of the dream, Joseph’s brothers asked him if he was going to reign over them. None of them, including Joseph understood the dreams. However, the dreams would be manifested years later (Genesis, chapter 37).


The Detour

Joseph’s brothers plotted to kill him, but one brother did not want that to happen. So, they saw some Midianite merchants and sold him to the Ishmaelites (Genesis 37:28.). When they took Joseph to Egypt, he was sold to Potiphar who was an officer of Pharaoh the king (Genesis 37:36).


Consequence

Joseph was a type of Christ who suffered for something he was not guilty of. Joseph was betrayed by his brothers and sold to the Midianites for twenty pieces of silver (Genesis 37:18-36); Jesus was betrayed by Judas and sold for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16).


Although God gave Joseph favor in Potiphar’s house, Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and he ended up in prison (Genesis, chapter 39); Jesus was falsely accused (Matthew 27:11-12).


Joseph was later released and rose to the second most powerful person next to the Pharaoh (Genesis 41:14-44); Jesus was buried underground for three days and three nights (1 Corinthians 15:4), He rose with all power (Matthew 28:18, Revelation 1:8, 18.) and is now seated on the right hand of God, the Father (Hebrews 1:3).


Joseph forgave his brothers (Genesis 50:19-21); Jesus asked the Father to forgive us (Luke 23:34). A bad thing turned good. 


GOOD NEWS!!!

As was stated earlier, Joseph did not cause these things to happen to him; this was God’s plan for Joseph’s family to be free from a land where there was a famine (Genesis 47:27).


Jesus came into the world (symbolic of Egypt) to save sinners from their lost state (John 3:16, 1 Timothy 1:15). Joseph was a type of Christ who set his people free; that’s Good News!!!


Next: Moses ~ Exodus


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                                  BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible ~ Abraham (Genesis)

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible 


Abraham (Genesis)


God’s Plan for Abraham

Abraham was called to be a father of many nations at the age of 75 (Genesis 12:1-5); he had to leave his ungodly family and follow God’s leading by faith (Hebrews 11:8.). Abraham and his family left the land of Nod to go to the promised place; he also took his nephew Lot and his family with him. Abraham was told only to go where God led him (Genesis 12:1), and He was to trust God, despite the obstacles that would come through his circumstances.


God told Abraham that he and Sarah would have a son in their old age, which was beyond childbearing (Genesis 17:1-5, Genesis 17:15-19, Romans 4:16-22). It was through Abraham’s seed that the Messiah would come, and all nations would be blessed (Genesis 17:6-8.).


The Detour

Because there was a famine in the land where God was leading Abraham to, he took a detour off Route 66 twice at different times of which the same situation occurred. In other words, he repeated the same action which caused problems for himself and others because he told Sarah to lie to each King (Pharaoh and Abimelech) and say she was Abraham’s sister (Genesis 12:10-20, Genesis, chapter 20).


Sarah was so beautiful that each king desired to have her and would have killed Abraham if it was told that Sarah was his wife. Later in life. Abraham listened to his wife Sarah and detoured again; he had a child by Sarah’s maid (Genesis 16:1-4, 11).


The Consequence

When Abraham listened to Sarah and had sex with her maid, this caused two nations to be born, when God only meant for one nation to born through the promised son, Isaac (Genesis 17:20-21). These two nations have been at odds against each other throughout history.


Warning!

Take heed! This was an exit that Satan created through the nation of Ishmael to make them think that Ishmael was the promised son. God did bless Ishmael, but God established His covenant with Isaac (Genesis 17:21).


GOOD NEWS!!!

Isaac, the promised son of Abraham (Genesis 22:2, Hebrews 11:17), was symbolic of Jesus being God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16, 1 John 4:9). Abraham sacrificing Isaac on the altar (Genesis 22:1-14) was symbolic of Jesus being sacrificed on the cross (Matthew 27:35). The ram in the bush that got caught up in the thicket (Genesis 22:13) became the sacrificial offering instead of Isaac, which was a type and figure and foreshadow of Christ who our sacrificial lamb (John 1:29).


Next: Joseph (Genesis)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                   BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG

God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible ~ Noah

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Noah 


God’s Purpose for Noah

After Adam sinned, the earth was filled with sin; the sin was so bad that the angels (the sons of God) were having sex with the daughters of men (Genesis 6:2). God called Noah as a preacher of righteousness to warn the people about the flood (2 Peter 2:4), because the earth was filled with sin and sin was continually running rampart (Genesis 6:5-7).


The fallen angels who had sex with the daughters of men are still chained today to be reserved until the day of judgment because of their atrocious (wicked) acts (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6). Angels are given the ability to take on different forms, especially the form of humans. God told Noah to warn the people there was going to be a flood that would destroy everything on the earth (Genesis 6:11-13).


Warning!

God used Noah to tell the people that destruction was coming, and if the people had listened, they could go into the ark and be safe. The people had plenty of time to take heed.


The Detour

The people did not listen, and they took the wrong exit because they chose their own way (Genesis 6:13).


Consequence

The people never got on Route 66, because they would not listen to Noah and they were destroyed (Genesis 7:21-23).


GOOD NEWS!!!

Noah, his family and two of every kind of species went into the Ark that God had instructed him to build, and they were safe. The pitch inside and outside covered (sealed) them with His redemption (Genesis 6:14; Ephesians 4:30). These are other ways that the Ark was symbolic of Salvation, which comes through Jesus Christ. God spared them of His wrath that would come upon all the earth (Genesis 6:13).


Notice that there was one door to the Ark which was the only way they could enter (Genesis 7:1). Jesus is the door and the only way to Salvation (John 10:9, John14:6). God gave the invitation for Noah and his family to enter the Ark (Genesis 7:1, John 6:37), and God sealed them in the Ark, which is symbolic of eternal security (John 10:28-29, Ephesians 4:30).


Next: Abraham


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                       BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible ~ Adam

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Adam 


God’s Purpose for Adam

God created mankind to have fellowship and relationship with them. He made Adam an earthly king to rule the earth and live on the earth forever; Adam was given a wife, so they could replenish and multiply the earth (Genesis 1:2-8.).


Warning!

God told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam’s wife, whom he named Eve listened to the devil and ate the forbidden fruit; she gave it to Adam and he ate the fruit (Genesis 3:1-6).


The Detour

Adam took a detour when he disobeyed God; he used his own efforts to be in right standing with God (Genesis 3:6-7). The only way Adam could get back on course was to do it God’s way. Adam’s efforts were not satisfactory; that is the reason God clothed them (Genesis 3:21). Adam was warned that in the day he ate the fruit he would die (Genesis 2:17), but he took a detour which led to severe consequences (Genesis 3:14-19).


The Consequence

Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden and they could not get back in the garden due to the sin of disobedience (Genesis 3:23-24).


GOOD NEWS!!!

God designed Route 66 to bring them back to Himself (Genesis 3:15), through Jesus Christ. God sent the Savior to take away sins. The first Adam brought death on every human (Romans 5:12); the last Adam, Jesus Christ brought spiritual life (1 Corinthians 15:45-49). On Route 66 you will see examples of the Savior to come. You will not see Jesus’ name. However, He is seen through types and figures, and a foreshadow of things to come; until He is physically revealed.


Note

Since Adam represents the entire human race, man will not reign again until the end of Route 66; just as God’s plan was from the beginning (Ephesians 1:9-10; Revelation, chapters 21-22).


Next: Noah


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett            BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Introduction to Gods Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 3)

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Introduction to God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 3) 


As we travel on our earthly journey by way of Route 66, the Holy Spirit will be the Navigator, who will lead, guide and give warnings on the journey.


For the readers who are not born-again, this will help you to understand more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Good News) and the wonderful plan God has for your life. To the born-again, this will give you a better understanding of Salvation, which will help you to witness and minister more effectively.


You will learn more about seeing Jesus through types and figures – Moses and Joseph were a type of Jesus; foreshadows of things to come- the Passover; and how the prophets of old wrote about Jesus, and the prophecies that have been fulfilled.


Since Route 66 may be a long journey, there will be times when we need to stop to be refreshed. This is called a rest-stop or rest area (Mark 6:31). You will also learn what the Sabbath means (day of rest).


There will also be times when we will veer off course, but the Navigation System will keep prompting us to get back on Route 66; the only road from earth to heaven. I caution you to be mindful to stay on course. Exiting off Route 66 to another road is dangerous and confusing.


There were some people in Genesis who did not follow directions; they were sidetracked and went in another direction which caused some major problems. I am going to share about a person who went in the wrong direction, the consequences and how God made a way for him and his wife despite their wrong choices. God’s love brought Adam and Eve back to Himself (Genesis 3:21), by way of Route 66; the road that is paved with redemption (Hebrews 9:12).


Next: Adam


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett              BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Introduction to God's Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 2)

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Introduction to God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 2) 


Some of these messages were posted earlier in 2018. However, after being led to do daily snippets about People of Color from the Biblical Perspective, I believe the readers will get a better understanding of who Jesus is throughout the entire Bible.


Let’s go to why a body was prepared in the Person of Jesus, who is the Second Person of the Godhead (Hebrews 10:5). This was so God/Jesus could identify with humanity: Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:14-15).


The only way to become more intimate with Jesus is to know that He has been and will always be (Revelation 1:8, 22:13), this will cause your witness will be more effective to give others the answer of the hope that is in you about this wonderful Salvation that you have (1 Peter 3:15). You will understand that the entire Word of God is the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ from the beginning to the end of the 66 books.


Why it is necessary to understand who Jesus Christ is throughout the entire Bible? Many people acknowledge that there is God or a god, but when it comes to Jesus, they do not believe that Jesus is God in the flesh (John 1:14).


For instance, there is a group who say that Jesus was a prophet like Moses. The Word of God says the Apostle and High Priest of our profession is Jesus Christ (Hebrews 3:1-6). Moses said that a prophet greater than himself would come after him (Deuteronomy 18:15). Jesus told some men on the road to Emmaus who He was, and He said it was written by Moses (Luke 24:13-35).


There is another group who say that Jesus was a god in John 1:1. A god can be anything, but Jesus was the GOD in the flesh (John 1:14). This is why the children of God need to defend the faith; no arguing (Philippians 1:7-9, Titus 1:9). But you cannot not defend the faith unless there is an understanding of who Jesus is from the beginning to the end (Revelation 22:13).


This series will reveal to the readers God’s plan for mankind from Genesis to Revelation. There will be some highlights of events that will help you to understand each of the 66 books of the Bible, and some principles that are beneficial for God’s children as they travel from earth to heaven.


You will also read and understand the different time periods and what they have meant in the past, the importance of today’s time-period or dispensation, and where we will be throughout eternity. This awesome journey will let you know the ultimate love of God and His perfect blue-print for our lives.


Next: God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 3)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Introduction to God's Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Introduction to God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible 


This series will reveal to the readers, God’s plan for mankind from Genesis to Revelation. There will be some highlights of events that will help you to understand each of the 66 books of the Bible, and some principles that are beneficial for God’s children as we travel from earth to heaven.


You will also read and understand the different time periods and what they have meant in the past, the importance of today’s time-period or dispensation, and what will happen to us throughout eternity. This awesome journey will let you know the ultimate LOVE of GOD and HIS perfect blue-print for our lives.


The Almighty God in His great love for humanity created a perfect place to have relationship with mankind. However, the man rebelled against God and he was cast out of the place that was made for him to live forever (Genesis 3:22-24). God made a way for mankind to be redeemed to Him through Jesus Christ; this is what the entire Bible is about.


Life’s a journey – God (Elohim- plural) initiated His plan and the Godhead (God, the Father; God the Son-Jesus and God the Holy Spirit) was involved in creation and is still involved in our lives.


Prior to the journey, there had to be a beginning: God said (He spoke): Let Us make man in our image (Genesis 1:26). When God said: Let Us, He is talking about The Triune God, or God in three Persons (Elohim), not three different Gods, but one God in Three Persons.


Humans are the only part of God’s creation that are in the image of God, we are made of three parts – spirit, soul and body. Animals have a body and soul – the plant life have a body only. The angels that God created have a soul and spirit, but they can take on different forms; especially the forms of humans (Genesis 6:2, chapter 19).


You see the Spirit of God in creation (Genesis 1:2, 26), but where is God’s Son Jesus revealed in creation? For in Him all things were created (John 1:3, Colossians 1:15-17). This is further confirmation of who Jesus, God’s Son is: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word (Jesus) was with God and the Word was God. The same was  (Jesus Christ) in the beginning with God (John 1:1-2).


God draws people to Him (John 6:44) and His Spirit gives life (Romans 8:10), we are born of the Spirit (John 3:8.), we are baptized into Christ by the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).


Jesus carried out God’s plan when He died for the sins of the World; He rose from the dead for us to be born-again (1 Corinthians 15:12-19). Salvation came through Jesus Christ, as the Holy Spirit’s power drew us to Him (1 Corinthians 12:13).


While traveling on life’s journey, the Holy Spirit, our Navigator will lead us as we surrender to Him (John 16:13).


Next: Introduction to God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                         BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 29 Snippet For Leap Year "Lest We Forget"

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)

Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 29 Snippet


For Leap Year – “Lest We Forget”


Today, as the conclusion of the 29 Snippets is posted, I am excited because it was confirmed several times to continue with these posts. The devils were attacking me throughout this process, but God gave me courage to continue despite the obstacles. Writing and posting these Snippets daily was not easy, but it was worth it!


Although today is March 1, 2019, I am writing because leap year occurs every four years on February 29. Since that is so and there will be a span of time between what you have learned about people of color from the Biblical perspective, this is to encourage the readers to not forget so you will not fall back into that old mindset. These Snippets that I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write have set some people free.


The Apostle Paul wrote this: Stand fast with the liberty which Christ has set you free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1).


Please do not forget that you are a person of color, not black. You are not cursed; you are blessed. Nobody can curse what God has blessed, but if you allow people to define who you are, you cannot walk in freedom. Chains cannot be broken unless you know the truth as to who you are – Jesus came to set the captives free (Isaiah 61:1).


White is not a color, everybody has some color in their skin. Caucasians are the pale colored. I believe the name was changed to white people because white means purity and it gives a sense of superiority. This is ridiculous because white is colorless. You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free (John 8:32).


God's children are to see through the eyes of LOVE!


Next: Bi-Weekly Snippets Introduction to God’s Road Map to Heaven Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus Through Every Book in the Bible


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                                     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 28 Snippet ~ Is Your Name Written in the Lamb's Book of Life?

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 28 Snippet

Is Your Name Written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?


You have learned about the church or the body of Christ, and what it has been called to do.


These are very important elements of truths that need to be understood:


1) The church is not in you, you are the spiritual church and if it wasn’t for the children of God there would be no church. The church consists of a body of born-again believers (1 Corinthians 12:27).


2) You must understand that water baptism does not save anyone and that it is only to be done after a person receives Jesus as their Savior (Matthew 28:19-20).


The sole purpose of water baptism is to show others that we are unashamedly being identified with the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ; we died to the old life, buried our past and we were resurrected into a new life (Romans 6:4). Does this say that we will never sin? Of course not! As long as we are in these flesh bodies, we are still being worked on. The precious blood of Jesus was shed to bring Salvation (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14) and whenever we sin as a child of God, Jesus’ precious blood cleanses us from all those unrighteous acts (1 John 1:9).


3) You cannot obtain eternal life because one of your family members who attend church; they may not b be born-again either. It takes the blood of Jesus Christ alone to bring new-life (2 Corinthians 5:17).


4) Singing and shouting will not bring eternal life, Salvation has nothing to do with emotions. I went to a Nursing Home to minister with someone many years ago; a lady had been given the plan of salvation and it seems as though she received Christ as Savior by her confession, but she thought she was supposed to feel something. The lady didn’t understand, so it was explained to her that salvation was confession with the mouth and belief in her heart that Jesus died for her sins ….. (Romans 10:9-10).


There have been other occasions where the Spirit of God led me to people who were dying and had been in church for years, but they were not born-again. These people (quite a few) received Christ within hours before they passed.


Even still, there was a situation where someone very close to me had been in church for many years; attended Bible Study, Sunday school, sung in the choir, was involved in other ministries and supported whatever was going on in the church. Lightly put, they were there every time the church doors opened.


I wanted to make sure this person was not religious, but that they understood what Salvation was. When the person passed a couple months later, I was saddened to see her go, yet my soul rejoiced to believe without a doubt that she was with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8.).


Not only am I writing these prophetic messages to lovingly warn and bring correction, it is to open the eyes of those whom Satan has blinded, this helps to protect God’s precious sheep. My evangelist office is to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth. How is that happening? Through the blogs, and personal witness to whomever or wherever the Lord sends me (Isaiah 6:8.). I am so passionately concerned for souls and that their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 21:27).


Day 29 -Leap Year Snippet Lest We Forget (Galatians 5:1)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett           BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 27 Snippet The Church is to be Different (Part 2) Revelation, Chapters 2-3

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective 


Day 27 Snippet The Church is to be Different (Part 2) – Revelation, Chapters 2-3


Since we are still living in the church age and looking forward to Jesus’ return, the church has not been perfected yet. When Jesus told John to write to the seven churches in Asia, He commended some of them for their good works, and warnings also came to some.


Each church had its own issues, as it is with the churches today. I am starting from the first till the last church.


1) Ephesus was called the loveless church (2:1-7): John starts with the angel (messenger) who is the pastor, and the commendation for their good works; they hated the doctrine of the Nicolaitans just as Jesus did. This doctrine divided the priesthood from those that would be considered the ordinary people. Jesus said they were all brothers (Matthew 23:8.) Jesus had something against them because they had left their first love; their love for Christ had diminished.


2) Smyrna, the persecuted church (2:8-11): No issues; this church was a suffering church who was in poverty and being tribulated, but they were rich in Christ. They were encouraged to be faithful until death.


3) Pergamos, the compromising church (2:12-17): They were commended for keeping the faith in Christ; yet they tolerated immorality and idolatry. They held onto the doctrine of Balaam, they were a stumbling block to Israel, ate things that were sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. There were those who held on to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans that Jesus hated. Standing out among others and being elevated. This is what Roman Catholicism practices- the priest, pope and titles of exaltation; they wore fancy elaborate robes. The podium that high and put them above everybody when they were speaking. Jesus hated this; He told them to repent.


4) Thyatira, the corrupt church (2:18-19): They loved, served and were patient, but they tolerated the cult of idolatry and immorality. The church allowed the Jezebel spirit to influence them. It was said to be a city that sponsored idolatrous feasts and orgies.


5) Sardis, the dead church (3:1-6): Some kept the faith; they are told to repent and strengthen what remained.


6) Philadelphia, the faithful church (3:7-13): They persevered in the faith and there was no criticism.


7) Laodicea, the lukewarm church was given no commendation (3:14-22): This church really thought they had it going on. They said they were rich and wealthy and had need of nothing, but Jesus said, you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in fire, that you may be rich; and white garments that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see. As many as I love I rebuke and chasten, therefore be zealous and repent. Christ wanted them to be rich in Him and clothed in His righteousness, he warned them to stop before they would be exposed, and He wanted the blinders to come off their eyes.


Do you see your church in this message?


Day 28 Snippet Is Your Name Written in the Lamb's Book of Life?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                    BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG

 

Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 26 Snippet ~ The Church is to be Different

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets



Day 26 Snippet ~ The Church is to be Different


Now that many of you have learned the TRUTH about what we will be like when we see Jesus; that we will be glorified just as He is glorified; we all will have a bronze complexion. This means that every child of God will be glorified regardless if they fulfilled their assignment; finished their course.


Yet, we are called to fulfill our destiny and when it doesn’t happened, the status of rulership will be different. In other words, everyone will receive a crown, but the rewards are received according to works (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). We are not saved (born-again) by works (Ephesians 2:8-9), however, we have specific assignments (gifts and calling) that have been given to us (Matthew 25:14-30, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-11, Ephesians 4:11).


Let’s get to the church, which consists of a body of born-again believers and how we are to be different. First of all, there is a great divide and because of the divide many don’t experience a life of victory. These are some of the reasons that go on in the church that we need to repent from:


1) Feeling superior to others- I was in a church that the gifts were operating in and the manifestation of that superior attitude was revealed. The truth is that these people were babies (1 Corinthians 3:1-3), they needed to be trained. That is what the five-fold ministry Elders are assigned to do in the church. Because the church is not doing what God called her to do, there is a great divide (Ephesians 4:11-16).


2) Some pastors wanting to be put on a pedestal and think God reveals more to them than others. By the way, there are some that operate in the prophetic office who feel that they are God’s mouthpiece and they are more special to God than His other children. The true and living God that I know does not make a distinction in His children; everybody is one and the same in Christ (Galatians 3:28-29). Repentance is necessary.


3) Those who have put others on a pedestal and made a god or idol of them need to repent. The Lord God Almighty said He would have no other gods before Him (Exodus 20:3). The division in the church was about putting someone on a pedal. Paul wrote this: Is Christ divided, who was crucified for us? (1 Corinthians 1:12-13). It certainly was not Paul or Apollos.


4) There is a great divide because many people in the body of Christ are still babies (1 Corinthians 3:1-3) - envying strife, divisions (schisms), including what is called racism.


5) There are consequences to ungodly attitudes and actions. Many do not realize why they are sick and even some die because of ungodly actions. In the Church of Corinth, they fellowshipped over a meal and then there was communion, just as Jesus and the disciples did at the last supper (Matthew 26:26-29). There were people of different statuses in the church.


The more prominent ones ate the meal and drank the wine (got drunk); the ones of lesser status didn’t have anything to eat and drink. The prominent ones had superior attitudes. Paul told them they had food and should eat at home (1 Corinthians 11:17-34). This caused division in the church, many were sick, and some died because of their ungodly attitudes.


6) Unbelief /Pride – most of this has to do with the intellect; people leaning to their own understanding, rather than trusting God (Proverbs 3:5-6, Hebrews 11:1, 6). Many are caught up in the I syndrome, which is a spirit that has come from and through the devil for ages. It usually makes people feel good when the focus is on them; whatever is done should point to God.


Day 27 SnippetThe Church is to be Different (Part 2) – Revelation, chapters 2-3


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett          BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Description of Jesus (Revelation 1:12-18) Snippet 25

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Description of Jesus (Revelation 1:12-18

Snippet 25


For many years I have heard people saying that Jesus’ description was physical. When we look at the Word of God, there are natural/physical things that occur, but it also spiritual.


These are the characteristics of Jesus that John wrote:


1) Seven golden candlesticks - represent the church in its perfection



2) One like the Son of Man clothed with a garment down to His foot and girt about with paps of a golden girdle – dressed like a King with a golden girdle. Jesus came and fulfilled His role of Priesthood (Frankincense); Jesus sacrificed His life that we would have a new life (Myrrh), Gold is symbolic of His Kingship. The gold, frankincense and myrrh were brought to Jesus by the wise men when He was a baby (Matthew 2:11), prophecy of what would take place in the future.



3) His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow - His hair was radiant and was shining like a bright light.



4) And His eyes were as a flame of fire – They were piercing; He could see through whatever His eyes focused on.



5) And His feet like unto fine brass as if they burned in a furnace – they were purified and glorified, similar to how gold is refined.



6) And His voice as the sound of many waters – It was a booming sound of a waterfall, thunderous.



7) And He had in His right hand seven stars, and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword. the number seven means perfection. His Word is more powerful than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). The Word will destroy all the armies during the war of Armageddon. The stars He had in His right hand meant a place of honor of the church; it was like Jesus when He sat on the right hand of God the Father.


8.) And His countenance was as the sun shined in its strength. This was His glorified appearance and the church that He’s coming back for has been perfected.



You will be like Him, if you really have a relationship with Jesus. What do I mean? You must receive the Jesus who has these attributes and characteristics.


It does not matter if you have the palest complexion or the darkest complexion, everybody will be the same complexion our glorified Jesus is, because we will be glorified. You must remember that God is going to restore everything back to its original state, which includes the color that He created Adam to be (ruddy, reddish brown), simply put – Bronze!


We don’t know what Jesus will be like when He appears, but we will be like Him (1 John 3:2). We will be like John described the glorified Jesus.



Next: Day 26The Church is Called to be Different



Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                        BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG



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