Introduction The final destiny of the redeemed is glorious. We read about it in many New Testament passages...
“Never budge on the principle of your freedom in Christ, but be pliable in your practice of your freedom before other Christians.”
As Christians who are freedmen of the Lord, we must not live by the Rolling Stones motto of “I’m free to do what I want any old time.” We are free, but free to do what Christ wants any old time. We are slaves and bondservants of Christ.
Christian liberty frees us from this kind of slavery to the traditions and impositions of men in order to follow the clear and objective Word of God.
Sometimes discussions on Christian liberty revolve around what Christians should or should not do. But our main focus needs to be on what Christ has already done for us.
In the realm of biblical interpretation, I believe human authorial intent is the hanging chad of hermeneutics. Grounding the full meaning of any text of Scripture in the mind of the human author may seem like a sufficient method of interpretation but upon further investigation, it is found lacking.
For those who believe in Christ, in the midst of all the storms you will ever face in this life, God is in control and is teaching you precious truths that will do your soul eternal good.
When we connect the Angel of the LORD with the Lord Jesus Christ, we see how intimately and actively involved our Savior has been in the affairs of His people from the very beginning of time.
It is a mystery of mysteries that although the Angel of the LORD is sent by the LORD, we are also told in many passages that the Angel of the LORD is synonymous with the LORD.
The title “The Angel of the LORD” is used nearly 50 times in the Old Testament. But there may be more titles in the OT referring to the Angel of the LORD than just these.