Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Witness


Num 17:7
And Moses laid up the rods
before the LORD in the
tabernacle of witness.
And Moses
[04872] Mosheh
laid up
[03240] yanach
the rods
[04294] matteh
[06440] paniym
the LORD
[03068] Y@hovah
in the tabernacle
[0168] 'ohel
of witness.
[05715] `eduwth

Hebrew for H5715




ā·düth' (Key)

Part of Speech

feminine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from H5707

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) testimony

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 59
AVtestimony 55, witness 4

FIRST THREE Testimony(witness) REF. (Eduth)
Exd 16:34 As the LORD commanded Moses , so Aaron
laid it up before the Testimony 05715, to be kept .

Exd 25:16
And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony
5715 which I shall give thee.

Exd 25:21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above
upon the ark and in the ark thou shalt
put the testimony 05715 that I shall give thee.

Kept in context, this "Testimony" or witness
was synonymous with THE LAW.

God's Testimony IS the LAW.

We Christians are not absolved or not
required to follow the LAW, in fact,
because of the Holy Spirit, we are
commanded to be PERFECT in the
LAW, without exception.

There are sins of omission all around
us, and due to our human programming,
we are unable to be continuously diligent
and perfect, but, we are not given a
pass to ignore the LAW, and when we
are convicted by the LAW, we must
REPENT and turn away from sin,
no matter what traditions of men,
and even our own churches are.

By the end of the OT prophecies,
the Law has become corrupted
by the Babylonian Talmud and
errors in the priesthood. These
were so egregious, that the
entire priesthood was given
a bad name by the prophet
Malachi. It was a shadow
of what Christ would do to
confront the corrupt priesthood,
and change the world.

Mal 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge,
and they should seek the law at his mouth:
for he [is] the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Mal 2:8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have
caused many to stumble at the law; ye have
corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the
LORD of hosts.

Mal 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible
and base before all the people, according as ye
have not kept my ways, but have been partial
in the law.

Mal 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant,
which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all
Israel, [with] the statutes and judgments.

Before the advent of Jesus Christ,
the priesthood of Levi was utterly
corrupted. Because of this iniquity,
the nation fell into Rome's clutches,
and finally, the priesthood was
infiltrated to the point of being
evil beyond repair.

When Christ appeared, he represented
a new priesthood, that of the Order
of Melchizedek, as the Priest King
of Salem, who offered Abraham
victuals and blessings. Melchizedek
which means righteous king, was
a figure of the pre-incarnate Christ.
Some interpret him as Christ, but,
most likely, he was just a holy man,
who portrayed the LORD, just like
King David and King Solomon did.

Jesus Christ did not abolish the
Law, farrrrrrr from it. He IS
the LAW. He is the Witness of

New Testament Testimony/Witness
Jhn 3:11
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
We speak that we do know,
and testify that we have seen;
and ye receive not our witness.

e receive
[2983] lambano
[3756] ou
[2257] hemon
[3141] marturia

Greek for G3141




mär-tü-rē'-ä (Key)

Part of Speech

feminine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

from G3144

TDNT Reference


Outline of Biblical Usage

1) a testifying

a) the office committed to the prophets of testifying concerning future events

2) what one testifies, testimony, i.e. before a judge


word "marturia" where the word "martyr"

is derived.

Mar 14:55
And the chief priests and all
the council sought for witness
against Jesus to put him to
death; and found none.

Jhn 3:33
He that hath received his
testimony (marturia)hath
set to his seal that God is true.

Rev 11:3
And I will give [power] unto my
two witnesses,(martur) and they
shall prophesy a thousand two
hundred [and] threescore days,
clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:7And when they shall have finished
their testimony (marturia), the beast
that ascendeth out of the bottomless
pit shall make war against them, and
shall overcome them, and kill them.

As in the Old Testament, in the NT, "Witness"

is "Testimony" and when used in context with

Jesus Christ, is synonomous with the LAW

of God, Christ being the FULFILLMENT of

Holy Prophecy as the Son and Messiah of

the God of Israel.

When the world rejects the testimony of

the two lights of the world, they are

rejecting Christ, willfully. There will

be no doubt that they represent Jesus

Christ, or that Christ's power is behind

the destruction, yet, the world, even now

is in rebellion and hates Jesus Christ.

Today, in most of the world, the name

of Jesus Christ is reviled, and in an

ever growing part of the world, the

Name of God is forbidden, against

penalty of beheading, as prophecized

in the Book of Revelation.

to be cont....

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