Date Posted：08/11/2018 12:29 AM
Who required this of you?
By: Jo Smith ~~~ August 10, 2018
Isaiah 1: 11~~To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:
I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;
and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
When ye come to appear before me,
who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
God asked these Israelites, Who required you to sacrifice all these animals and think that is the way to me? He goes on to tell them that everything they do is an abomination to him….their songs, .. their burning incense. . even their Sabbaths. etc.
If God required this of them, why is he asking them who did it? Also why would it be an abomination to him? Have you ever wondered….. or did you even know this is in Scripture?
13…Bring no more vain oblations;
incense is an abomination unto me;
the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with;
it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Their solemn meetings are iniquity!
See God is telling them I want nothing to do with these things you call worship.
Hebrews 10: 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 in burnt offerings and sacrificesfor sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Here God tells them the blood of animals could never take away sins….(we have churches which say the same thing about the blood of Jesus….he can never make you clean and without sin).
But notice verse 5… God said he had no pleasure in those burnt offerings and sacrifice. So He did not require this. So then, who did?
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Here we have another solid proof that God did not require those animal sacrifices.
And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
Many people will fall here for they pretend to speak in His name and yet they do not hearken to his words.
When thou shalt vow a vow unto the Lord thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the Lord thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee
When you vow something to the Lord you better do what you say, for he will require it of you and it will be sin if you do not keep that bow.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Now there is what God does require of us.
So the essence of this message is this: when you do what you call ‘worship’ who required it of you? Did God require what you do?
- You say you must run to some church regularly each week. Who required this of you? where is it recorded?
- You say you celebrate the birthday of Jesus…. Who required this of you? Where is that recorded?
Do you not know that God said, do not add one word to mine and do only what I have COMMANDED, OR REQUIRED you to do as worship to me.
So to be safe with God, you had better find what God requires of you and do ONLY THAT.
- You say you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with egg hunts and such… Who required this of you?
- You run to your church to do a new years thing…who required this of you? Does God approve of it?
- You must pay some man to preach to you and ‘pastor’ your church. Who required this of you?
- You shun people that you feel are not as good as you. Who required this of you?
- You think your duty is to be at your personal church whenever they have a doing. Who required this of You?
- You decorate green trees and give out presents for your ‘jesus birthday party’. Who required this of you?
- Now you even keep satan’s sabbath, halloween by doing your trunk or trick. Who required this of you?
It is all an ABOMINATION TO THE LIVING GOD.
Yet you all feel so righteous and holy and above others in your doing the things that are an abomination to God.
Anything Jesus said to do is REQUIRED. He said, search the SCRIPTURES. HE SAID present your body a living sacrifice; not being conformed to this world. Why do you not obey what he requires of you?