Logos Word of God – BT20
Christians are NOW the holy writings of God
They are absolutely no longer written scriptures under the New (a) Covenant! The New (a) Covenant’s “holy writings” are also completely-different-in-kind NEW (a) than gramma writings of graphe scriptures that recorded God’s will for the old covenant, for Paul says in 2 Corinthians 3:3, 6, “YOU-all are a Letter (b) from Christ (c) delivered by us, eggrapho written-inscribed-engraved absolutely in fact not with ink (d) but by the means of the Spirit of the living God, absolutely in fact not on tablets of stone (e) but instead on tablets of human hearts . . . However, WE are ministers/servants of a completely-different-in-kind New Covenant, absolutely in fact NOT of [singular] gramma writing but of the Spirit, for the gramma writing apokteino kills-to-death, but the Spirit gives zoe genuine-life.” <Notes> a) chadash, kainos: fresh, completely-different-in-kind, unprecedented, sharing nothing with its predecessors, unique, and superior, b) epistle: any written communication or official dispatch, c) the Anointed One, d) an obviously slap at the OT scrolls, e) an obviously slap at the OT 10 commandments tablets.
This sounds just like the New Covenant’s prophecies in the OT (a), and the “zoe genuine-life of the Spirit” that “is the directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words of Christ” (b), the “Spirit of zoe genuine-life that has set you free in Christ from the Law of sin and death” (c), “the Spirit is zoe genuine-life because of [Christ’s] righteousness” (d). Again, there isn’t any indication that more “holy writings” on paper or stone were ever intended! Quite to the contrary! <Notes> a) Jeremiah 31:31-34 cited in Hebrews 8:10, 10:16, Ezekiel 11:19-20, 36:25-27, b) John 6:63, c) Romans 8:2, d) Romans 8:10.
Continuing in 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 about the Law, Paul says: “Now if the ministry-service of death, entupoo imprinted-engraved by gramma writing-of-letters on stones, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory (a), which is presently-routinely being katargeo thrown-down-to-be-inactive-useless, will not the ministry-service of the Spirit have even more glory? For if there was glory in the ministry-service of condemnation, the ministry-service of righteousness (c) must far exceed it in glory. Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that has surpassed it. For if what is presently-routinely being katargeo thrown-down-to-be-inactive-useless came with glory, how much more will what is permanent have glory! Since we have such a hope, we are now very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what is presently-routinely being katargeo thrown-down-to-be-inactive-useless. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, whenever they (Israelites) read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read (d) a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to [be face-to-face with] the Lord [Jesus], the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (e). But we all, with unveiled faces, katoptrizo wide-open-eyes-as-in-a-mirror-awed-gazing upon the glory of the Lord, are being metamorphically-transformed into the same image from glory to glory. For this comes from [the] Lord [Jesus] [the] Spirit.” Yes, it’s Jesus as the Spirit doing this within us! <Notes> a) this occurred in the Tent of Meeting where Moses spoke face-to-face with God to write with ink the many scrolls of the 5 books of the Law, b) thrown down to be inactive and useless, terminated, destroyed, voided, annulled, and thus released from – see Ephesians 2:15, c) not “righteousness by the Law” but by the Spirit because of Christ’s righteousness – Romans 8:4, 10, 14:17; Galatians 5:5, d) The 5 books of Moses is the Law or the old covenant, but actually 97.4% of the OT is based on this – see Logos Word of God – BT5 and – BT5a, e) in context: from the Law, f) katoptrizo that is kataptron mirror + a derivative of optanomai = gaze in awe with wide-open eyes as in a mirror.
Do you want a ministry of death and condemnation to continue to veil your heart from the glory of God in Christ? Then just keep reading Moses’ Law or old covenant that saturates 97.4% of the OT. Or you can turn your face away from gramma writings of graphe scripture that have long ago been katargeo thrown-down-be-inactive-useless and put your katoptrizo wide-open-eyes-as-in-a-mirror-awed-gazing upon the glory of the Lord and that’s how you will get metamorphically-transformed into the same image from glory to glory. Paul is pointing us away from writings to the Holy Spirit of Jesus!
The OT did have holy writings on tablets and then on scrolls, but the NT says God’s writings are NOW directly on human hearts, so that now Christians, not the graphe scriptures, are the ‘holy writings’ of God, just as a “church” is not a building but the Christians in it! Christians are NOW the physical logos message of God – Christ, the “living Logos message of God” NOW living in us! The anointing of the Holy Spirit makes ALL Christians the ‘holy writings’ of God, “so that we have absolutely no need that any man teach us, for we ALL have the anointing that teaches us all things” – see Anointing – BT2. So why are we still lugging around our bible of holy writings? It really makes no sense!
The Lord confirmed the context of 2 Corinthians 3:18 to me in a dream: Only when we meet with Jesus face-to-face, will His glory transform us – and this time it won’t fade away like Moses! Reading 97.4% of the OT will just keep the hiding the glory of God in Christ, keep the veil of Moses in place over our hearts, keeping them hard, precisely because 97.4% of the OT is based on the conditionally-loving favor of the old covenant’s Law of commandments. Only 2.6% of it pointed people to Jesus, the whole point of scripture – see Logos Word of God – BT6.
As Christian musicians, why are we re-reading palios “old, antiquated, worn-out, weak, worthless” contracts with God’s people that long ago were katargeo thrown-down-to-be-inactive-useless, of which 97.4% of the OT is based on? Don’t we realize that God created a completely-different-in-kind, superior New Covenant to completely replace the old? Why are we trying to mix them when we are warned so many times not to? If we even read Moses, which is 97.4% of the OT, the ministry of death and condemnation, you can guarantee “sin to multiply, the power of sin to come alive, and sin to become exceedingly sinful, and a veil to cover and harden your heart from actually seeing the glory of God in Christ.” You will not become holier that way, only more fallen from grace and more sinful – see New Covenant Ways – BT5b! This is what the NT says WILL happen! Aren’t we aware that NOW every Christian is be taught directly by “the One Teacher” Holy Spirit as His writings are NOW in our hearts, no longer on stone or paper? We are NOW called “the holy writings of God!” God never envisioned us walking around with bibles, because WE are His bible!
Lord, we praise Your name that you freed us completely from ALL the “old, antiquated, worn-out, weak, worthless” gramma writings that could never reveal Yourself to us directly like Your Holy Spirit does NOW. We surrender totally to hearing and seeing from You directly, just as you promised in Jeremiah 31:34 and so many verses. No more writings, only coming before You and being filled with all Your abundance by the means of the Holy Spirit just as Ephesians 3:19 and 5:18 exhort us to routinely do. And we will! We will gaze upon Your glory with wide-open-eyes as when we do looking into a mirror, because as we see ourselves, we know where Your glory now resides – the kingdom is within us – see Kingdom – BT1. And as we do, thank You for transforming us from glory to glory! No longer by reading writings but through prophetic vision!