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REGARDING RITES AND OFFERINGS
Revealed on September 24,2006
Maestro Evangelista says: God doesn't need material things; the rituals and offerings are not a form of worship to God. In ancient times, God let his people observe the rites and offerings, but today, it does not apply to everyone in the whole world. What the religions don't know is when God told His people to make offerings or sacrifices, they did it as a penance for the sins they have committed before.
As an example, as a parent would make his child receive punishment for the bad things he/she may have done, "You are grounded and kneel in the corner of the room, and be still for hours!" This is similar to the rites and offerings that God asked His people to do.
The religions patterned their rites from the punishment God gave to His people. The teachings of the religions, force the people of this present generation to practice the punishments which God gave before to His people!
We are not bound by it. Let us read:
"fellowship offerings" or peace offerings are forms of punishment for their sins. Today, when we make offerings in the churches and in temples we are not really offering praise and worship to God. We are like making up for the sins of the former people of God!
God’s people are hard-headed and always commit sins against God. What is the meaning of “offerings?”
"a guilt offering" - They perform the offerings because of their sins to God, not as a form of worship.
But this is what the religions did to the people, to practice the rites observed by other people without knowing the meaning and its origin. To partake of the rites in temples and churches is a form of punishment! It is not to praise God.
These are commandments that God gave them to observe:
These are some the commandments they are to observe. They received a punishment and they were told to do what has been mentioned earlier.
In our modern time, we even have an industry devoted to divination! How many people are enticed to hear about their fortune or destinies from the diviners!
In Solomon's time, are they still being made to observe the offerings and rituals?
What did Solomon say?
This is the true message that God is giving us, that if we offer material things to Him, we are fools in His eyes. By observing offerings we are still committing sins.
Maestro Evangelista says, read and you will discover that God is telling the people not to offer these things anymore:
God is telling us to return to Him.
God loves us, and we will finally know Him.
"As surely as the sun rises" - It will surely happen...
"rains" - God will come to us like rains that gives life, not like a storm that destroys.
These are the behavior of the two people (tribes or houses) of God before...
Because we believed in the religions, but now...
"the words of my mouth" - The Word of God brought by the prophets.
Do we still need to give offerings and observe rituals?
When shall we acknowledge and give thanks to God? Maestro Evangelista says:
"King" - Our God is our King also.
We should give thanks and praise to God before we sleep at night and when we rise up in the morning.
Only when we can't find any solution to our problems should we seek guidance from God of how we can overcome it. That is the only time!
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The Revelation of the Foreigner as mentioned by King Solomon in:
“As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name— for they will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when they come and pray toward this temple, then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name."
I Kings 8:41-43 (NIV)
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