This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: June 10 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
Yes indeed, to what was the Law given to Israel at Mount Sinai added?
First the scriptural reference to Paul's Words at Galatians 3:19 from the online NAS:
19 Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed should come to whom the promise had been made.
The above verse begs for answers to three questions relative to Jehovah adding Law:
1. because of whose transgressions?
2. to what was the Law added?
3. who is the seed to end that law?
Ok then, about #1: whose transgressions caused Jehovah to add law to define them?
Why, the sons of Jacob, Jehovah's inheritance Israel, who behaved atrociously wicked long before the Law.
For example: The pretend conversion of the people Shechem for acceptable companionship was just a means to temporarily disempower the males in order to kill them in retribution for what many scholars allege to be the rape of Dinah.
But it was Dinah who forsook the protection of her family to inappropriately associate with the women of Shechem. Her beauty attracted Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, to whom she prostituted herself.
No need to rape harlots who are willing participants for benefits derived.
Read all verses of Genesis 34 in the Authorised King James Version down to the last verse for the whole sorry tale. Other translation wickedly play with the rape idea.
The sons of Jacob/Israel continued on as a rather wild, undereducated, uncouth, lawless, transgressing bunch of people until Sinai when they were given the Law, which was added to what?
Which leads us on to #2: to what was the Law added? i.e.: what was there before other than the continuing transgressions that would have made them punishable had there been Law other than good behavioural family standards they transgressed?
Why, the actual last will and testament Israel the testator had made prior to the Law:
3 And Moses went up unto God, and Jehovah called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine: 6 and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Jehovah commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that Jehovah hath spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people unto Jehovah.
to which Jehovah subsequently added the Law, fully aware of the need on the basis of Israel's demonstrated waywardness.
The entire New Testament is built on that previously enacted one.
The Apostle Peter referred to that here: 1 Peter 2:9:
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
yes, out of the darkness of condemnation for noncompliance of the conditions/laws added to the former testament
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again* unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead*, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
*The first time Israel, Jehovah's first born son, were collectively begotten by Him
was at their Exodus when they passed through the narrow passage of the red sea.
The second time was in Jesus, when Israel were born again a second time, while only a little flock remnant, supplemented by those of the nations, became the actual heirs and beneficiaries of the original Sinaic last will and testament.
*This would have to be the greatest of all lies EVER in the entire universe inserted by second Century Trinitarian apostates. Please feast on this Link for the real genesis of Jesus.
Need to quote Paul's words Hebrews 9:15-17 to define Israel's last will and testaments:
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament <1242> , that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament <1242>, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament <1242> is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament <1242> is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. AV-KJV
So, both unilateral covenants, mediated by Moses and Jesus respectively, were last will and testaments.
The law was added to the first last will and Testament of Exodus 19:3-8 as a set of conditions the heir had to comply with to qualify for the inheritance.
Now finally about #3: who is the seed to end that law?
Simply, the little flock of the Israel of God of Galatians 6:16, heir of the new last will and testament made by God's now saved-in-Jesus firstborn-son Israel.
The ultimate demise of the Israel of God coincides with when they become Jehovah's
inheritance as per Deuteronomy 32:9:
. . . Jehovah’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
23 YOU fearers of Jehovah, praise him!
All YOU the seed of Jacob, glorify him!
And be frightened at him, all YOU the seed of Israel. NWT
And for all YOU who hate the New World Translation of Jehovah's Witnesses, here it is from the American Standard, while there are others who also use the name of God:
23 Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him;
All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;
And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.
After all that, just carry on as if nothing has happened.