The Passover by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 28, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

Pastor Melissa Scott Teaching from the Bible

Pastor Melissa Scott Teaching from the Bible

 

They do not understand about the Passover. What was the point? The point was: do this in faith and obedience. Apply the blood to the doorpost; the death angel will pass over. They think Passover now a days, these people that celebrate Passover and all it is, is a big smorgasbord of food. They have their – it’s the festive book, I think they call it a Hagadah or something like that where they read it and it’s just food. It’s a party. Oh they remember what happened but it’s far different than the early Passover.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that early Passover that was done, if they did it in obedience; put the blood on the doorposts. and eat the roasted lamb which God said ‘do this and be clothed, and be ready to go staff in hand, loins girded, shoes on your feet, ready to go. You’re going to be delivered from bondage in this act of faith. And how silly we are as creatures to not recognize when we go to those elements that’s what’s happening. He already did it! We’re remembering the act that He did. We don’t have to make it some new symbolism each time.

Go from that place, the Exodus and you move forward and you see the priests now set up in this Levitical code. The priests had to be sanctified and cleaned and atonement had to be made for the priest and then, before he could offer. And of course the two goats: one for God, one to be offered to God and one where the hands were laid on and after all the sins of the people were laid on it, the scapegoat out into the wilderness. Good-bye sins of the people. Dismissed. Now we’re okay for another year. Which probably produced a lot of people in the visage of antinomianism: basically the license to do whatever you want because it’s going to be atoned for anyways so just go ahead and sin all the more.

Grow as a Christian by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 21, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

It’s not only in the barroom and the gambling dens. Sin is behind the counter. It’s in front of the counter. Sin is in the palace, in the hovel, in the city, in the country. Sin is in the state. It’s in the church. Sin is in the legislator, the judge, the jury, the clerk and the constable. Sin in confessional. Sin in cloister, clergymen, laymen. Sin in the little child and man with gray hairs. A race marked with sin. For there is not a just man upon who doeth good and sinneth not. A race marked with sin. Thus saith the Lord whose words standeth forever. The conscience of a man who bears witness also persons are found who in resisting the appeals of God’s messengers say ‘I do not know that I am a sinner.’ They acknowledge sin in all others, though professed blind to its existence in themselves.’

I could go on and read but I’m going to stop. I may come back to this. As I grow as a Christian I begin to notice something. We – let me go back to before I knew the Lord – I was impervious to my condition. You could try and tell me anything you’d want to say. I was impervious to it. And amazingly impervious to my own condition like most people are, but guess what? My vision of me may be impervious or blurred, but my spectacles to sit and judge somebody else; man those are in good focus. Okay. Yes those that hee-hee-hee but you know who you are.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that now this is a simple basic Christianity message but the flip side is: it’s really not. It’s one of those theological nightmares that have split the church. I started at the beginning. Remember my focus is to teach people to be able to partake together.

Christ was the Word by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 15, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

The Greek version of the Hebrew text “kai doso soy ethnay tain klaronomian… Haimanas autous en robdo sidara hos skeuos karamos sontriphas autos.” What does it say? I’m going to read the English. I’ve already put it for you. But kai – you can film over here over my shoulder so I’m not blocking the view – ‘and I will give you’ – and I’m going to; in fact I’m going to circle this because it’s important – ‘I’m going to give you’ – Psalm 2 is technically pre-Christ.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that Christ was the Word and in the beginning was the Word but for the sake of the Bible. So if we’re taking this as a Messianic Psalm and we’re reading this we’d be reading in the context of what God is going to give to the Son. Right? Right. Thank you for agreeing. “And I will give you” – soy – “the nations” – really in this use ‘the gentiles’ – “as an inheritance” – your inheritance “you will shepherd them” – “you will shepherd them” – “you will shepherd them” – I put “with/ in or “with a rod of iron” – this is dative: ‘to’ or ‘for.’ Now let me just finish this “as the vessel or pot ceramic of a potter you will shatter them.”

I ┬áchecked the Hebrew out. The Hebrew had one little interesting factoid, which, was the Mazaretic text people always did this. Anytime there was a potential of reading that this might be Jesus they changed some of the vowel points so to make it disappear. So there’s a couple of interesting things. But the one thing that stood out is they refer to this ‘rod of iron’ as the ‘scepter.’ And I began to look up the uses, the many uses. And it looks like three main uses as ‘the rod of shepherd,’ ‘as the staff for a priest’ – not the like we’ve come to know batach but the staff of a priest and ‘the scepter of a king’ which covers all of Christ’ offices, which I love so well. But let me go back and do this again because I want to make emphasis on something.

The priests and prophets of Yahweh by Pastor Melissa Scott

September 7, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott · Comment 

That’s the demon realm of things. His name was Ethbaal: Baal is with him. That’s the father’s name. That’s a nice father. Her name has some little strange twists to it too. If you just translated direct it means ‘where is the prince’ but if you translate if from Phoenician forward it means ‘Baal is prince.’

So here’s this woman Jezebel. She wanted to eliminate all the priests and prophets of Yahweh. She had her four hundred and fifty priests of Baal and her four hundred priests and prophets to Ashteroth. And you know that marvelous competition between Elijah and the false ones on Mount Carmel where Elijah is victorious. Likewise as a type Jesus is already victorious; already has the victory for us. But in the type she turned the people into worshipping idols. They followed this woman. Not only that if you read the story about how vile she was. She goes and kills Naboth for his vineyard because the husband’s down in the mouth. ‘What’s wrong sweetie?’ ‘Well I want that vineyard over there and I’m unhappy that I don’t have it.’ ‘Good I’ll go kill the guy, go stone him for you then you can have it then you’ll be happy.’ Just uncouth, the end justifies the means, it doesn’t matter how you get there. But there’s a key thing. She wanted to do away with Elijah.

Now we can talk about Jezebel. We can go home and read about it in First and Second Kings and you see her type is what Jesus is talking about. I’ve read all the commentators that wish to say that Jezebel is perhaps a woman that existed at that time. I’m not going to tell you that there wasn’t a woman who lived in that time named Jezebel but Jesus is not talking about a woman. He’s referring to the church and I can prove that. For starters you read through the Bible the church is always referred to as ekklesia: feminine. Sorry folks.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that it’s not a feminist thing. It’s just what it is. It’s grammar. It’s now grandma it’s grammar: number one. Number two: always referred to as the ‘bride of Christ.’ And last time I checked the bride of Christ means it’s going to be female, which means the church is the bride of Christ, female. I need to make that abundantly clear. You read Ephesians; Ephesians 5:23 you’ll read the record, at least two or three records of Paul saying what the wife – in terms of – he takes the analogy of marriage – what the wife and husband ought to be is what Christ and the church are. Female. Female. Female. So that’s the starting point. He’s referring to the church. He’s calling the church Jezebel.