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-familiar spirits: The practice of consulting familiar spirits was forbidden by the ancient Mosaic law, for why would one back then want guidance from other than the true God? Why indeed, but that's what they wanted.

They wanted God out of their lives:.Deuteronomy 31:16-18: Jeremiah 44:16,17; Judges 2:12 "And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt and followed other gods of the gods of the people that were round about them and bowed themselves unto them and provoked the LORD to anger."

So, that's what God did and left them.(*).to find their own way, but they got so bad, God had to at least warn them:.Isaiah 8:19; 19:3; Leviticus 19:31; 20:6,27; Deuteronomy 18:11; 1Corinthians 10:20,21.

They were like this back then because the ordinary mind is normally at a low consciousness level and wants nothing to do with the things of higher consciousness until it sees a need, such as, when one is in trouble and sees no way out: again,.Jeremiah 44:16,17.

Today it is much the same because we have the same consciousness as any other human has or had when they were in the physical way back when. We can't find God, though we look everywhere for what only can come from God once He is found:.Luke 11:9. The ancients.tried every god they could think of in their quest for their heart's desires and to no avail:.Jeremiah 7:8-10.

-festivals:.There were daily, weekly, monthly and yearly festivals and great stress was laid on the regular observance of them in every particular way. For more, please look up the scripture(s): Numbers 28:1-8; Exodus 29:38-42; Leviticus 6:8-23; Exodus 30:7-9; 27:20.

The seven festivals were: 
 a) The weekly Sabbath which commemorated the creation of the world:.Leviticus 23:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11; 31:12-17, etc.). 
 b) The seventh new moon or the feast of Trumpets:.Numbers 28:11-15; 29:1-6
 c) The Sabbatical year:.Exodus 23:10,11; Leviticus 25:1-7
 d) The year of jubilee; occurred every 50 years:.Leviticus 25:10-17

The great feasts were:
a) The Passover celebrating the departure out of Egypt:.Exodus 12:1-14
b) The feast of Pentecost, a.k.a feast of weeks, commemorating the law, called the Mosaic Law, given at Sinai:.Exodus 34:22.
c) The feast of Tabernacles or of ingathering:.Leviticus 23:26-44.

And a one day solemn day of atonement.

On each of these occasions every male Israelite was commanded 'to appear before the Lord'. The attendance of women was voluntary.

The promise that the Creator would protect their homes while all the males were absent in Jerusalem at these feasts was always fulfilled. 'During the whole period between Moses and Christ we never read of an enemy invading the land at the time of the three festivals.
   The first instance on record is thirty three years after they had withdrawn from themselves the divine protection when Cestius the Roman general slew fifty of the people of Lydda while all the rest had gone up to the feast of Tabernacles, 66 A.D.

These festivals, besides their religious purpose, had an important bearing on the maintenance among the people of the feeling of a national unity. The times fixed for their observance were arranged so as to interfere as little as possible with the industry of the people. The Passover was kept just before the harvest commenced, Pentecost at the conclusion of the corn harvest and before the vintage.(Concise Bible Dictionary:."The vintage was the time of rejoicing when the grapes were gathered. As there were different elevations in the land, the grapes would not be all ripe at the same time. In reference to the future time of blessing for Israel it is said "Your threshing shall reach unto the vintage and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time.".Leviticus 26:5), the feast of Tabernacles, after all the fruits of the ground had been gathered in. 

In addition there was a special holy day called this Day of Atonement, in the tenth day of the seventh month:.Leviticus 16:33,34; 23:26-44; Numbers 29:7-11.

The days of Purim.

All these ancient festivals pointed to a future time, the time of Christ, the turning point of all history. As such there are no festivals that have been instituted by our Savior or his apostles.

-fire: Figuratively, fire is a symbol of Creator's presence and the instrument of his power:.Exodus 14:19; Numbers 11:1,3, etc.

The word fire is used when God makes a decision to destroy, such as in the times when the phrase "day of the Lord" appears.

The Spirit of God will burn up one's past faults forever and lead one into joy; the joy of a new life.Matthew 3:11 "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear. He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire." Romans 6:4 "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.".Baptism is being immersed by the Holy Spirit; Holy Ghost it's also called.

Baptism buries the old man:.Romans 6:6-11; Colossians 3:9,10. Today one is 'baptized' by the presence of the Creator, that is, it surrounds him, permeates and infuses him. Physical baptism is no longer necessary; after all, it was only a physical thing anyway:.Hebrews 12:9. The Creator is most concerned with the things of the heart.

Creator's word is also likened unto fire:.Jeremiah 23:29. It is referred to as an emblem of severe trials or misfortunes and of the time when the flesh of those unable to overcome themselves will be burned. 

The influence of the Holy Ghost is likened unto fire:.Matthew 3:11.
    Hell fire?

-forever: The word 'forever' like the word 'everlasting', means 'for as long as conditions are extant'. One has to read both the context and relevant.scriptures to find out if the words 'forever' and 'everlasting' are talking about a limited period of time or an expanded one.

The ancient.covenant God made with the nation of Israel was an everlasting agreement which expanded to all in Christ:.Genesis 17:7; Galatians 3:7-9.

Romans 4:13 "For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.".And faith is an everlasting thing, not a condition of time:.Hebrews 13:20 "Now the God of peace, that brought from the dead our Lord Emmanuel, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant."

Why is faith an everlasting thing? Hebrews 13:5 "...he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.".And, God's word is good!

Conversely, the ancient Levitical priesthood was to stand 'forever'. It was done away as it was part of the Mosaic Law which was abolished.

Consider Revelation 20:10; Exodus 21:6; 29:28 and compare Psalms 148:6 and 104:5 with 2Peter 3:13 and Revelation 21:4,23 and so on. Punch in the words 'for ever', 'forever', 'everlasting'.(use the Bible Search if you don't yet have your own free computer Bible program).and check some of the 380 listings.

-fornication: Sexual intercourse between a married man and an unmarried woman, a married man being one having already committed himself to some woman and then going and having sex with another woman. Basically it meant 'lewdness', such as being of the mind to have sex with whomever one has opportunity and for no other reason that self-gratification. See 'Adultery'.

-from: One OG word in New Testament means 'off, away', 'separation', 'departure', 'cessation', 'completion', 'reversal'; doesn't occur in the OH but does in the Old Testament; Dictionary meaning of the word.

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